Ed Hall
Chair of Trustees

(He | Him | His)

In 1988, Ed was arrested, interrogated and then sacked from the Royal Navy for being gay.  He went on to join Rank Outsiders, and he founded the Armed Forces Legal Challenge Group in 1994. 

He wrote We Can’t Even March Straight (Vintage 1995) which was a catalyst for 6 years of campaigning to see the ban on lesbian and gay service people lifted. Ed is now a television and technology entrepreneur and management consultant, and he has led businesses in the UK and Europe, and across the world from Australia to Nigeria.

He has lived and worked in several countries, and he has contributed to a range of research and publications on the subject of LGBT+ rights. Most recently, Ed appeared in the 2023 SKY documentary Forced Out(Dragonfly Films), and wrote the first chapter in the book Fighting With Pride (Pen and Sword Military 2020), an anthology that would inspire the creation of the Fighting With Pride charity.  He also sat on the Stonewall management group in the 1990s.

Ed lives in the UK and Brussels with his partner, a British diplomat.  They have two dogs and enjoy sailing.  He has competed in nine Fastnet Races, and he has also served as a volunteer RNLI crew member on the River Thames since 2002.

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