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LGBTI Publications, Policy and Guidance

Australian Defence Force LGBTI Publications and Guides

Transgender and Gender Affirmation Guide

This guide produced by the Air Force provides comprehensive information and guidance for personnel with gender dysphoria who seek to transition gender in Defence. The guide includes a suggested letters for communicating about gender transition, and contains information to help commanders and managers understand how they can contribute to workplace productivity by ensuring a smooth transition.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Member Guide

This guide was produced by the Air Force and aims to provide information to personnel who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Guide - for Commanders and Managers

This short guide produced by the Air Force helps commanders, managers and supporters understand how they can support same-sex attracted personnel in the workplace.

Understanding Transition in the Workplace (out of date)

This guide was produced in 2010 and much of the language is considered to be dated. This guide is included for information, however, better information can be found on the DEFGLIS website, in DEFGLIS training packages and in the transitioning gender guide above.

Australian Defence Force Policy

Relationship Recognition - Information Sheet

Information sheet regarding the recognition of partners and dependents in the Australian Defence Force.

Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2012-2017)

 The overarching Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for 2012-2017.

Additional Resources

Employers Guide to Intersex Inclusion

The employers guide to intersex inclusion was developed in collaboration between OII Australia and Pride in Diversity. Written by Morgan Carpenter and Dawn Hough, the guide is kindly sponsored by IBM.

Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender (external website)

These guidelines outline a consistent sex and gender classification system for Australian Government records, outline a consistent standard of evidence for people to change or establish sex and/or gender on personal records, and support the consistent collection and sharing of sex and/or gender information across Australian Government departments and agencies.

COVID Safe Plan

The COVIDSafe Plan for DEFGLIS Events. 

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