Serve with Pride

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    Australian marriage law survey results have been published

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that a majority of Australians responded favourably to the question "should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry." Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the...

    Senate Estimates: Vice-Chief of the Defence Force speaks about transgender service

    The Vice Chief of the Defence Force and senior Defence leaders spoke on transgender service and recruitment at Senate Estimates this week. Here is the transcript of what was said: Vice Chief of the Defence Force - Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO...

    Intersex Awareness Day - a primer on intersex people

    Intersex Awareness Day falls on the 26th of October, providing education about intersex people, whom are part of the diverse sexuality and gender community. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit...

    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.

    Educate yourself about

    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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    "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