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    Supporting those who are proud to serve

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    LGBTI DV Awareness Day launches 28 May 2020

    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...

    DEFGLIS Board Update: 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...

    Rainbow cake and conversations: 30 year IDAHOBIT milestone celebrated globally

    DEFGLIS Events Director Bonnie Doyle discusses why 30 years on, IDAHOBIT is such an important day for our community. I’m at a brand new workplace this year and I raised the question, “Can we have an IDAHOBIT morning tea?”

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    Diverse sexuality and gender

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    Sexual Orientation

    Sexual Orientation describes the physical, emotional or romantic attraction that a person experiences.

    These feelings that are the result of involuntary chemical responses in the brain that are beyond your control.

    Gender Identity

    Gender identity describes how a person internally perceives their gender, or sense of gender that forms as people mature.

    Gender identity may or may not match a person's sex assigned at birth.

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    COMMUNITY

    We have resources and information to support families of service personnel, and ex-service personnel.

    We also have information for LGBTI people who are seeking employment with Defence we can help to connect you with serving members.

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    "I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people
    make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

    "I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

    Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN
    Vice Chief of the Defence Force 2014 - 2018

    “Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

    “Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

    Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC
    Chief of Air Force

    "The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

    "The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

    Major General Anthony Rawlins, DSC, AM
    Deputy Chief of Army