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    Serve with Pride

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    National Coming Out Day - 30 Years On

    In 2018 we mark the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, a day aimed at letting LGBTI people know that it is ok to be themselves and that it is ok to let others see the whole you. This national...

    Bisexual visibility day

    Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, was created to highlight biphobia and help people to find the bisexual community. It is recognised and celebrated by more than forty countries across the world. First observed in 1999 at...

    New Zealand Defence Force recognised for diversity and inclusion

    The New Zealand Defence Force's Sexual Ethics and Respectful Relationships training has won the Emerging Diversity and Inclusion category and the overall award at the 2018 Diversity Awards New Zealand. The training was developed by the New Zealand Defence Force in...

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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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    PwC
    Pride in Diversity
    Scott Electrics
    Defence Pride

    "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