"As the Army's Principle Personnel Officer my aim is to ensure that every officer and soldier in the Army is treated with respect whatever their protected characteristic or background. As the LGBT+ Champion, I will ensure that the community continue to receive this same respect and that all feel confident bringing their whole selves to work."
- Lieutenant General Chris Tickell CBE, Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Army LGBT+ Champion

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender soldiers

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) soldiers serve throughout the Army's corps and regiments playing their part in the country's security.


LGBT+ personnel have the same terms and conditions as everyone else; this includes maternity benefits and pension arrangements for same-sex spouses or civil partners.

The Army welcomes transgender personnel and all who apply to join the Army must meet the same mental and physical entry standard as any other candidate. If you have completed transition you will be treated as an individual of your affirmed gender.


The Army LGBT Forum exists to ensure that all LGBT+ serving personnel can find advice and support with issues that affect their daily lives. 

Meet some of the team

Captain Rowland

Read stories from some the Army's LGBT+ community. Find out how they have been accepted and allowed to be themselves, while fulfilling their Army roles.