Any veteran-focused organisation will want to ensure it is proactive in making the whole veteran community feel confident accessing their services and support knowing they will be treated with dignity, respect and understanding.
Fighting With Pride is a trusted and respected LGBT+ military charity that has lived experience and knowledge to support organisations wanting to develop or improve their LGBT+ welcome and/or support services. LGBT+ Veterans, serving personnel and families will be more confident approaching support organisations where they see a marker that assures them of a welcome reception.
The Pride in Veterans Standard (PiVS) is a voluntary programme run by Fighting With Pride, open to any organisation that provides veteran core services or delivers veteran support, that wishes to visibly demonstrate, its commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming service to LGBT+ Veterans. To engage successfully, organisations, need to be understanding of the experiences of LGBT+ Veterans, and how this may make them reluctant or lack confidence in accessing support. Organisations need to be ready and able to provide services in a supportive and empathic way that meets the specific needs of our LGBT+ community.
We will be launching the PiVS in the near future. If you would like to register to be an early adopter or you would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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