The British armed forces are celebrating Pride 2016 in an enLIGHTened way.
The golden stone façade of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) will glow with the rainbow colours of Pride to celebrate Pride 2016.
Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Everard said,
“Old College Sandhurst, I think, is the most powerful symbol of good leadership we have. If you illuminate that with the rainbow flag, the symbol of the LGBT movement since 1978, I think that combines the idea of excellent leadership with the idea of inclusivity and diversity.
“The Army is proud to support its LGBT community and particularly proud of our links with Stonewall with which we have worked so hard to embrace and promote inclusivity and to fight discrimination.”
One of Stonewall’s first and longest campaigns was to lift the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the armed forces, a campaign finally won in 1999.
The Army has been a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme since 2006, and in 2016 the Army was ranked No 32 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers.
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