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    Supporting those who are proud to serve

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    Dual DSSG Champions announced at Military Pride Ball

      The Australian Defence Force recently celebrated the contributions of the diverse sex, sexuality and gender (DSSG) community at the annual Military Pride Ball.

    From the Board: September Update

    We’ve commenced a busy period for the DEFGLIS Board, with one of our premier events just around the corner and our acceleration towards the Annual General Meeting. For this update, we give an insight into the past month’s work as...

    DEFGLIS Represented at UNSW Canberra Equality Exhibition

    Visible role models and support during the sexuality and gender discovery process were the key themes of the opening address delivered by DEFGLIS President Nathan White.

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

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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