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    Serve with Pride

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    Introducing Andy Maskell, DEFGLIS National Events Director

    DEFGLIS National Events Director Andy Maskell introduces himself, discusses his previous successes and reveals his plans for events in 2019. I joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1995, enlisting as a Writer. I’ve served on a number of ships and establishments...

    Australian Defence Force to celebrate inclusion at IDAHOBIT events

    The Defence Department is celebrating LGBTI inclusion through multiple events to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May.

    Comment: The Significance of Lesbian Visibility Day

    Board member Karen Dwyer speaks about role models, authenticity and trust on Lesbian Visibility Day. I’ve never really warmed to the term ‘lesbian,’ but that doesn’t make Lesbian Visibility Day any less significant for me. I’m ashamed to admit that I once...

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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
    Scott Electrics
    Defence Pride

    "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