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    Stand Proud With Warfighters - We Are Stronger Together

    IMPROVE MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS

    MAXIMISE TEAM COHESION THROUGH INCLUSION

    STRENGTHEN WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY

    Raising awareness, commemorating those we lost

    DEFGLIS recognises Transgender Awareness Week and International Transgender Day of Remembrance—20 November 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in November 1999 to honour her friend Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman who had been...

    Defence leadership support ongoing participation in Mardi Gras

    Secretary Mr Greg Moriarty has confirmed ongoing Defence participation in Sydney Mardi Gras Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell and Defence Secretary, Mr Greg Moriarty have reaffirmed Defence Values and supported the continuation of Mardi Gras participation in a Senate...

    DEFGLIS #standproud Campaign Launch

    DEFGLIS launches #standproud campaign, which shines a spotlight on diversity in the Defence Department – to strengthen warfighting capability In response to recent reporting that challenges visible diversity in the Australian Defence Force, DEFGLIS has launched a campaign to...

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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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    "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