Mission and Vision

Our mission
To promote the social acceptance, equality and proportional labour participation of LGBT personnel within the working environment and day-to-day operations of the Netherlands Defence Organisation. 


Our vision
A socially safe and stimulating work environment for LGBT Netherlands Defence Organisation personnel. 


The Foundation for Homosexuality and the Armed Forces (Stichting Homoseksualiteit en Krijgsmacht / SHK) provides both solicited and unsolicited advice to the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, to ensure progress in the required measures and activities to promote the emancipation of LGBT personnel within the armed forces. The SHK finds it important to be closely involved in formulating and realizing policy initiatives by the Ministry of Defence. This way, the SHK tries to meet its objective of improving the day-to-day operations for LGBT colleagues within the Ministry of Defence.