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2018 09 23 BiVis

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.

2018 09 19 NZDFOverwatch2

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.

2018 09 19 lgbtmemorial

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.

2017 09 13 RUOK

RU OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with life.

Do you ever have the feeling that someone you know or care about isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. If so, then trust that gut instinct and act on it!

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow the below conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. 

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