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DEFGLIS members recently met in Canberra to farewell the retiring president and members of the board, appoint new board members and enhance the association's constitution.

At the association's annual general meeting, outgoing DEFGLIS President Vince Chong thanked retiring board members Rob Brown, Catherine Humphries, Jay Crutch, Joe Monteith and Bryce Attwood for their service and contributions during his report on the association's in-year achievements.

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Eighteen years into the twenty-first century; on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... 

I stand on the most prominent natural feature in our capital, first inhabited by the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of this land. Mount Ainslie's geographical position is very special, due to the symbolic and meticulous design of Canberra.

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Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, was created to highlight biphobia and help people to find the bisexual community. It is recognised and celebrated by more than forty countries across the world.

First observed in 1999 at the International Lesbian and Gay Association in Johannesberg South Africa, the concept for day attributed to three prominent American bisexual rights activists: Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur.


181022 TransMilitary v2The Veterans Film Festival in partnership with RSL National, is excited to announce the Australian Premiere of TransMIiitary, (USA, 99mins). The documentary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.

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The New Zealand Defence Force's Sexual Ethics and Respectful Relationships training has won the Emerging Diversity and Inclusion category and the overall award at the 2018 Diversity Awards New Zealand.

The training was developed by the New Zealand Defence Force in 2017 as a preventative education initiative to help build a foundation for greater diversity and inclusion.

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