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    Minister for Defence addresses transgender health care in the Australian Defence Force

    Minister for Defence, Senator The Hon Marise Payne, answered questions about transgender health care in the Australian Defence Force during question time on Monday. Here is what she said: I thank Senator Hanson for her question.Let me be very clear: the Defence...

    Coming out isn't easy but it has been positive for many Defence members

    Coming out to family and friends can be stressful and terrifying – and it is something Defence LGBTI personnel do time and time again to serve with pride. For national coming out day, DEFGLIS members shared their recollections of coming out...

    New Defence mental health strategy launched on World Mental Health Day

    The new Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 was launched on World Mental Health Day yesterday. The strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel.

    Countdown for Sydney Mardi Gras

    The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is Australia's largest celebration of LGBTI culture and communities. The stunning 40th anniversary festival will be held in 2018 - registration will open in December to participate with DEFGLIS and Defence.

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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