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The DEFGLIS Awards for Excellence showcase the outstanding efforts made by individuals and groups that enhance the lives of the Defence diverse sexuality, sex and gender (DSSG) community whilst upholding the values of DEFGLIS. 

This year's Awards for Excellence will be presented at the Military Pride Ball on Saturday 05 October 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. 

IMG_2219.jpegDEFGLIS Policy and Education Co-Director Luke Headley shares his perspective on balancing Service life and personal sacrifice, drawing on his own experience of relationships whilst in Defence.

Thirteen years ago, I joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a direct-entry Administration Officer, and I haven't looked back since.

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DEFGLIS Board Member and self-confessed staunch ally Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths reflects on the importance of diversity and acceptance within Defence.

Until I was posted into the Defence training environment in June 2015, all I really understood about LGBTI matters was the very one-sided point of view I had seen in the media or heard in ill-informed conversations. Hyperemotivity, ignorance and intolerance is common to all these viewpoints  – including my own.

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