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Eighteen years into the twenty-first century; on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... 

I stand on the most prominent natural feature in our capital, first inhabited by the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of this land. Mount Ainslie's geographical position is very special, due to the symbolic and meticulous design of Canberra.


181022 TransMilitary v2The Veterans Film Festival in partnership with RSL National, is excited to announce the Australian Premiere of TransMIiitary, (USA, 99mins). The documentary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.

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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 2017 as a preventative education initiative to help build a foundation for greater diversity and inclusion.

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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 the International Lesbian and Gay Association in Johannesberg South Africa, the concept for day attributed to three prominent American bisexual rights activists: Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur.

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The Desert Memorial Parks’ LGBTI Veterans Memorial located in Cathedral City has been dedicated as the state’s official memorial for LGBTI veterans and is the first of its kind in the United States of America.

The legislation was introduced by Assembly member Eduardo Garcia who said that it was an honour to play a role in being able to help California continue to lead in equality and inclusion, and recognised the efforts since the early 2000's to accomplish this historic feat.

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