Air Force enlists Stonewall for gay recruits

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Air Force enlists Stonewall for gay recruits
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The Royal Air Force has called in a gay pressure group to help solve its recruitment crisis. The Service will take advice from Stonewall on how to make itself more attractive to homosexual and bisexual men and women,and is aiming to spend tens of thousands of pounds on advertising in the "pink" media.

As part of the initiative, the RAF will pay Stonewall an undisclosed sum to join its "Diversity Champions" programme, under which commanders have to demonstrate the Service's commitment to implementing a range of policies to promote "lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) equality in the workplace". The measures will include offering equal survivor pensions to same-sex couples, creating an LGB staff group and sponsoring events such as the annual Gay Pride festival.

The "contract" between the RAF and Stonewall follows 18 months of negotiations in which senior military chiefs were told that the Armed Forces were a "turn-off" to gay men and women because of the belief that they were "entrenched with gay prejudice".

Many of the estimated 12,000 homosexual personnel in the Armed Forces have fought – and in some cases been killed – in Iraq and Afghanistan but, according to Stonewall, few if any serving gay troops feel confident enough to declare their sexuality publicly.

As part of the new undertaking, the RAF has agreed to be placed on a Workplace Equality Index, which showcases Britain's top 100 employers for homosexual and bisexual staff. Stonewall will offer RAF personnel the chance to attend its intensive two-day professional development training exercise for "rising- lesbian and gay professionals in the workplace".

Senior RAF officers will also receive a training package "designed to educate employers and their staff about the benefits of building an inclusive workplace environment for lesbian and gay staff".
 
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I dont see how this will help because they are joining to exactly the same role as other people, so surely it would be exactly the same as other recruitment initiatives :S, maybe getting them to admit it is a different thing :S



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Many of the estimated 12,000 homosexual personnel in the Armed Forces have fought – and in some cases been killed – in Iraq and Afghanistan but, according to Stonewall, few if any serving gay troops feel confident enough to declare their sexuality publicly
Bollx 12000
 
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As part of the initiative, the RAF will pay Stonewall an undisclosed sum to join its "Diversity Champions" programme, under which commanders have to demonstrate the Service's commitment to implementing a range of policies to promote "lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) equality in the workplace".
More Defence money wisely spent then. :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
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The changing of the name RAF Brize Norton to RAF Graham Norton will bring with it some changes to the way the Royal Air Force is perceived by the public.
Best joke of 2007! And it's not even started! :D :D :D :D :D

The Officers' Mess at Akrotiri did have a car parking slot with the designation "Matron". This had been amended at some point to "Oooh Matron" and I wonder if it is still there.

As usual, it is easier for the MoD to throw around small amounts of money to create the impression of progress. What good is a gay recruitment drive stressing equal pension rights, a MQ (etc) for civil partnerships if those joining pack it in because they never see their partners because of overstretch?
 
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Adopts Chandler Bing voice:-

"Could the RAF be any more gay??"
 
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MrPVRd said:
The changing of the name RAF Brize Norton to RAF Graham Norton will bring with it some changes to the way the Royal Air Force is perceived by the public.
Best joke of 2007! And it's not even started! :D :D :D :D :D

The Officers' Mess at Akrotiri did have a car parking slot with the designation "Matron". This had been amended at some point to "Oooh Matron" and I wonder if it is still there.

As usual, it is easier for the MoD to throw around small amounts of money to create the impression of progress. What good is a gay recruitment drive stressing equal pension rights, a MQ (etc) for civil partnerships if those joining pack it in because they never see their partners because of overstretch?
That's not a bad one either :)
 
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well perhaps a poster showing marines getting ready to go out on a friday night will get a lot of gay interest.
 
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A senior Whitehall source said:

http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/...objectid=18355709&siteid=62484-name_page.html

"There is a huge number of high quality gay and lesbian women who would serve their country with distinction. But many of them feel they may experience prejudice. The RAF is making it clear it won't tolerate such behaviour. Gay, bisexual or lesbian people will be warmly welcomed into the fold."
Now, I count myself open-minded, but that would be asking too much! :wink:

Any more innuendo before this is relegated to the NAAFI? :twisted:
 
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Must be something to do with all those matelots lolling around ashore while their boats are in care and maintenance to keep costs down.
 
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The man died years ago, how could he possibly make any difference?
 
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Priam said:
As part of the initiative, the RAF will pay Stonewall an undisclosed sum to join its "Diversity Champions" programme, under which commanders have to demonstrate the Service's commitment to implementing a range of policies to promote "lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) equality in the workplace".
More Defence money wisely spent then. :roll: :roll: :roll:
And I for one am sick to death of seeing my taxes being spent on f*cking minorities who feel that they are more deserved than the majority and even more sickened by the hair brained schemes of the RAF and their PC antics. Are these c*nts so desperate to recruit? If so, the Government should be looking to disband the RAF and to splitting it's resources amongst the Army and Navy.

As has been seen recently, we've more confidence in the SPAMs.
 
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its probably a tiny amount of cash anyway
thinking goes there gay so they won't have a wife or kids so they won't miss them :twisted:
 
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brighton hippy said:
its probably a tiny amount of cash anyway
thinking goes there gay so they won't have a wife or kids so they won't miss them :twisted:
If they are a gay man there's every chance there will be two husbands missing each other; lesbians will also miss their partners like anyone else whilst one is detached on ops, just like any other service person. Fortunately for those who are in SFA and quartered on camp, the social and welfare support networks are doing sterling work to support ALL families of the deployed.

You will also find that many gay personnel have children from former marriages, or even their current civil partnerships.
 
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proud2serve said:
You will also find that many gay personnel have children from former marriages, or even their current civil partnerships.
Well they shouldn't :pissedoff:

Not that I'm anti-gay, but I just can't accept that it's right to raise a child in a "gay marriage".
 

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