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National DEFGLIS Rainbow Wreath services create transgenerational conversations on Anzac Day

Anzac Day is an important day for all Australians, where we celebrate the bravery and courage demonstrated during wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. It is a day to celebrate our shared values that were forged on the battlefield and make us proud of who we are.

DEFGLIS Board member Karen Dwyer reflects on her connection to ANZAC Day

I've been in the Navy for more than 12 years and over those years, my understanding and connection to the stories of Anzac has really evolved. No matter where I am in the world, there’s always a moment for quiet reflection on Anzac Day.

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The DEFGLIS board has elected Nathan White to become president and lead important support for LGBTI members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.

White was joined by four new members of the board who are energised with new ideas to progress the association.

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For over eight years, transgender people have served openly in a range of operational roles in the Navy, Army and Air Force. DEFGLIS President Nathan White said that transgender members enhance military capability and make a significant contribution to the national security.

“We promote inclusion as the foundation of a diverse and capable workforce that is free from discrimination,” said White.

“Highly performing military teams need to draw ideas from a wide range of perspectives to make us strong and more capable to fight and win on the battlefield, in all domains.”

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As the year draws to a close, DEFGLIS has an opportunity to reflect on our successes, our challenges and our opportunities. We reflect on great events like our participation in Mardi Gras festival, the DEFGLIS Ski Trip, member-led networking around the country, and our fourth and most successful Military Pride Ball to date.

A huge thankyou to our principal sponsor Price Waterhouse Coopers, and our other sponsors Pride In Diversity, Scott Electrics, Thales Australia and Defence Bank for supporting this event and sharing our passion for LGBTI Inclusion.

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