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In the lead-up to ANZAC Day, DEFGLIS Vice President Heidi Rossendell reflects on her path to becoming an ally.

Just over two years ago, I found myself in a meeting room at the ACON in Sydney. The occasion was my first Navy Diversity Reference Group meeting as the recently appointed Deputy Director Navy Diversity and Inclusion.

DEFGLIS celebrates International Non-binary People’s Day on 14 July 2020

International Non-Binary People’s day is held every year on 14 July, at the midpoint between International Women’s and International Men’s days. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and resilience of non-binary people worldwide and increase awareness about the spectrum of non-binary identities.

DEFGLIS Treasurer Don Robertson discusses active bystander behaviour and support for domestic & family violence victims - along with the launch of LGBTI DV Awareness Day with DVConnect Director Ben Bjarnesen

DEFGLIS Vice-president Joe Monteith and I caught up with Ben Bjarnesen, a Queensland Police Officer, a Director of DVConnect, and the person behind the establishment of the inaugural LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day, to be held on Thursday, 28 May 2020.

DEFGLIS is providing advice on transgender and gender diverse policies, and seeking out opportunities for networking in the wake of COVID-19. This update provides a snapshot of the key outcomes from the May Board meeting.

The DEFGLIS Board met on 12 May 2020 to discuss ongoing issues which face our community and to ensure that the organisation remains on track. Here is the key outcomes from our meeting this month: