Supporting LGBTQ+ Veterans, Serving Armed Forces, and Their Families with Operation Equality

We understand the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ veterans, serving armed forces personnel, and their families. Much as which was fuelled by the historic ban, lifted in January 2000, which prevented openly out LGBTQ+ persons from serving within the Armed Forces.

That’s why, thanks to the support Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, we’re supporting LGBTQ+ armed forces community members and their family members, connecting them with peers who understand their journey and unique experiences and providing a safe, affirming space to explore your health and wellbeing.

We’re offering three different wellbeing pathways, each tailored to meet to overcome the different obstacles faced by LGBTQ+ armed forces community.

  • Peer Support: We can connect you with others who have similar experiences. You can do this in one-on-one sessions or take part in group sessions while fostering mutual understanding, empathy, and shared interests.

  • Creative Wellbeing: We provide spaces for you to explore your health and address any issues in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Networking Opportunities: Join in-person and virtual events and meet like-minded individuals.

Take the first hopeful step towards receiving support by reaching out to our team on [email protected] or contact our Helpline at 0345 3 30 30 30.

Volunteer and Make a Difference

We believe that effective support for communities has to be shaped by the diversity of lived experiences. That’s why we’re looking for volunteers to help make Operation Equality happen.

As a volunteer for Operation Equality, you have the power to make a lasting impact. By sharing your unique journey, invaluable peer support, you’ll create a space of acceptance and understanding. By volunteering, you will unlock personal growth, gain confidence, and contribute to the betterment of the LGBTQ+ community as whole.

Volunteer applications are not currently open but please look at our Volunteering page for more roles:

Operation Equality is supported by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.