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    DEFGLIS DAY OUT: Family Day & Picnic in the Park

    SATURDAY 15 MAY 2021

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    ENTERTAINMENT AND PRIZES

    The Rainbow Wreath Project: Commemorating all who served and made the ultimate sacrifice

    Anzac Day is a special day in the Australian cultural landscape where everyone has the opportunity to honour and remember a person, a unit or any group of people who served their country. DEFGLIS honours the sacrifice of all those who...

    From Compassion to Impassioned - An Ally’s Journey

    In the lead-up to ANZAC Day, DEFGLIS Vice President Heidi Rossendell reflects on her path to becoming an ally. Just over two years ago, I found myself in a meeting room at the ACON in Sydney. The occasion was my first...

    Pride in Defence: The Australian Military & LGBTI Service Since 1945 - A Book Review

    FLTLT Dana Pham reviews new book 'Pride in Defence: The Australian Military & LGBTI Service Since 1945' in a colourful interview with DEFGLIS Research Partner - Professor Noah Riseman.

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    Diverse sexuality and gender

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    Sexual Orientation

    Sexual Orientation describes the physical, emotional or romantic attraction that a person experiences.

    These feelings that are the result of involuntary chemical responses in the brain that are beyond your control.

    Gender Identity

    Gender identity describes how a person internally perceives their gender, or sense of gender that forms as people mature.

    Gender identity may or may not match a person's sex assigned at birth.

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    COMMUNITY

    We have resources and information to support families of service personnel, and ex-service personnel.

    We also have information for LGBTI people who are seeking employment with Defence we can help to connect you with serving members.

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    Pride in Diversity
    Defence Bank

    "I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people
    make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

    "I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

    Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN
    Vice Chief of the Defence Force 2014 - 2018

    “Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

    “Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

    Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC
    Chief of Air Force

    "The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

    "The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

    Major General Anthony Rawlins, DSC, AM
    Deputy Chief of Army