2018 06 14 Shirleen Robinson Serving in Silence

 

Join Shirleene Robinson for the launch of "Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women". 

Most people have heard of the United States’ infamous ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, yet few know about Australia’s own history of LGBT military service. In "Serving in Silence?" lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen and women share their personal stories for the first time. The book explores the emotional stress they experienced hiding their sexuality or gender identity under official bans, as well as the challenges facing those who have served openly in the last 25 years. Tracing the ADF’s transformation to the inclusive organisation it is today, Serving in Silence? also highlights the pivotal role of military service in the lives of many LGBT Australians and how they have served their country with distinction.

"To put service before self in our Nation’s name is the essence of being a member of our Defence Force. Such commitment is to be respected and honoured. Yet, for too long, our LGBT personnel served in silence. This book gives voice to men and women who served in the face of prejudice and discrimination. It is an affirmation of how Australia and its Defence Force are changing for the better." - Lieutenant General David Morrison, former Chief of Army and 2016 Australian of the Year

Shirleene Robinson has published extensively on aspects of LGBTIQ history, along with a wide variety of other topics ranging from histories of childhood through to the HIV and AIDS epidemic and the role of volunteers. She is also the President of Sydney’s Pride History Group. Her most recent publication was Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Stories from a Social Revolution (with Robert Reynolds).

Tickets to this event cost $7.50 and registration is essential. This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Event Date 18-Jul-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 18-Jul-2018 8:00 pm
Individual Price $7.50
$7.50

2017 04 20 Perisher

The DEFGLIS Ski Trip this year is a bare-bones activity in order to keep costs down. We organise two cabins for up to 16 people, which have a fireplace, space and sauna and have excellent cooking facilities, crockery, cutlery and glasses. Alternatively, Jindabyne is just 10 minutes away.

Pender-Lea Chalets have been booked. Single loft beds are $260 and a twin-share room (king bed or two single beds ) with ensuite is available at $599.

If you'd like to spread out the cost of this adventure over several fortnights, the costs are as follows: 6 payments of $45 (single). Contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this option.

What you need to provide:
- Lift tickets + Ski Tube from perisherblue.com.au (three or four days depending on whether you travel early to ski on Thursday)
- Transport (we will assist with organising carpooling)
- Ski/Snowboard Hire
- Food

Event Date 26-Jul-2018
Event End Date 29-Jul-2018
Individual Price $260.00
$260.00 5

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180516 MPB18 Save the date v2

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

The Military Pride Ball 2018 has now been confirmed for Saturday, 06 October 2018 and will be held at the Shangri La Hotel in Sydney.

 

More information will follow VERY soon.

Event Date 06-Oct-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-Oct-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price To Be Advised

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