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20 years ago, gays and lesbians in the Australian Defence Force served under constant threat of being discharged if their sexual orientation was discovered. 24 November 2012 was the 20th anniversary of the removal of the policy preventing gay and lesbian members from serving.

by Stuart O'Brien, DEFGLIS Board Member

As another year comes to an end and the silly season is upon us, I thought it was time that we all stop and think before we start planning our Christmas and New Years Eve parties.

Parties are designed to be fun, but it's no fun if you are pulled over by the police on the way home or end up in hospital.

Here are a few tips that will help make sure you arrive home safely.

Fruitful Loveʻ... fortunate is a human being, straight or gay, who has such lifelong love.ʼ  The Honourable Michael Kirby AC, CGM

On Friday 21st September, LEUT Jennifer Macklin (RANR) represented the Australian Defence Force and DEFGLIS in the highly prestigious event, 'Fruitful Love' held at the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. The event included many well known Canberra artists and high profile participants such as Michael Kirby, Andrew Barr and Robyn Archer. 

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