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Resolving the collision between pride and religion

Australian Defence Force Chaplain (Wing Commander) Stephane Sarazin reflected on the Pride in Practice conference held last year, and what might be done about tensions between pride and religion. Mr Anthony Veen-Brown is with Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International (ABBI) and...

US military allows transgender citizens to serve

The Pentagon has announced that transgender citizens will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military. The move will soon bring about the end to one of the remaining bans on service in western military forces. Department of Defense Secretary Ash...

Improved recognition for modern families from 1 July

Defence has moved to a contemporary policy that provides equality for all couples seeking recognition of their relationship and coverage for children in foster care. Policy and procedures have been updated to align with community expectations and legislative expectations requirements. All couples must...

National Reconciliation Week 2016

This week is National Reconciliation Week and carries the theme 'Our History, Our Story, Our Future.' The week begins on May 27 which marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum...

Australian Defence Force Academy celebrates IDAHOT

Olympian Daniel Kowalski recently addressed a captive audience of Australian Defence Force Academy undergraduates at a dinner celebrating the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. The dinner was organised by the Australian Defence Force Academy LGBTI Community and attended by over...

Outserve-SLDN fifth annual conference promotes international leadership and inclusion

Wing Commander Kathryn (Kate) Carlisle represented Air Force and DEFGLIS by sharing her experiences and views about military LGBTI inclusion at the fifth Outserve-SLDN conference in Washington DC. Carlisle was a speaker on the foreign services panel of the Outserve-SLDN leadership...

DEFGLIS - Defence LGBTI Information Service Incorporated

A registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission


Supporting LGBTI personnel and families - Strengthening capability through inclusion - Educating the workforce about diversity



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  • Recommendations for Health Directive 234 Transgender Medical Care
  • The DEFGLIS Strategic Plan

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