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    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    Beyond the Hype: HG's Perspective of Diversity and Acceptance

    DEFGLIS Board Member and self-confessed staunch ally Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths reflects on the importance of diversity and acceptance within Defence. Until I was posted into the Defence training environment in June 2015, all I really understood about LGBTI matters was the very...

    Embracing Change as a Family

    Gillian Cosgrove-White and her partner Rachael first met when they were 20 years old but they lost touch when Gillian moved to Tasmania and Rachael joined the Royal Australian Navy.  Fast forward some 13 years. The couple reconnected on social media...

    Comment: My Connection to National Reconciliation Week

    Mahatia Minniecon reflects on her connection to community, identity and family during National Reconciliation Week.  National Reconciliation Week represents an important moment to me as an Indigenous serving member of Defence, but also as a lesbian, a mother and a nurse.

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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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    Pride in 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."

    "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