This year, due to Coronavirus, physical Pride events across the globe have been cancelled. Undeterred, the Army has a full schedule of virtual events that will ensure that LGBT+ soldiers and allies can celebrate, connect with each other, and above all, be visible.
This year is particularly poignant for the LGBT+ community across the Army, as it celebrates 20 years since the ban was lifted on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) personnel serving in the Army. Pride 2020 was to offer a chance for the Army LGBT+ community and its allies to reflect on the progress the Army has made over this time.
This year, the Army have joined MyGwork Work Pride 2020, a global online conference, running between the 22 – 26 June. The Army's partnership with Work Pride will see a keynote address from Maj General Bell CBE, Director Project CASTLE, and contributions to panel discussions including Major Chantelle Millar on the Women in The Workplace panel.
With an expected reach of over 1 million, over 10,000 attendees per seminar and a huge 1 million streamed viewers, the Army is proud to be taking an active part in such a wide-reaching event. MyGwork Work Pride events will be hosted on Zoom and are free to register for through the mygwork.com
In addition to the public events that will be taking place over this period, the Army’s LGBT+ community and allies will be coming together to take time to reflect with webinars during June and July.
Watch out for events taking place across the British Army digital channels this week. This will include a chance to ask some questions to members of the Army LGBT+ Forum during an Instagram takeover on Friday 26th June and an Adobe Connect virtual event on Wednesday 24 June at 2pm. Sign up for the virtual event here.