POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –
Sgt Guy Lowe-Barrow spent the majority of his youth in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Growing up he was aware of his ‘otherness’ and came to recognise that he was gay. Guy was the first representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CFLAG in 1997, a fledgling Caribbean group based on gender identity and the need to fight HIV. He then returned to St. Vincent and met with the Chief Medical Officer to discuss concerns the LGBT community had regarding HIV testing and confidentiality on the island. Enlisting into the Army 17 years ago, Guy became one of the first cohort of individuals to be recruited by the British Army directly from the islands. He is the first BAME secretary of the Army’s LGBT Network and first secretary of the BAME Network. Guy is one of the most recognisable LGBT POC within the British Army, and works tirelessly for raise LGBT & BAME visibility across the armed forces.
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