Australian Defence Force LGBTI Publications and Guides

Transitioning Gender Guide

This guide produced by the Air Force provides comprehensive information and guidance for personnel with gender dysphoria who seek to transition gender in Defence. The guide includes a suggested letters for communicating about gender transition, and contains information to help commanders and managers understand how they can contribute to workplace productivity by ensuring a smooth transition.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Member Guide

This guide was produced by the Air Force and aims to provide information to personnel who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Guide - for Commanders and Managers

This short guide produced by the Air Force helps commanders, managers and supporters understand how they can support same-sex attracted personnel in the workplace.

Understanding Transition in the Workplace (out of date)

This guide was produced in 2010 and much of the language is considered to be dated. This guide is included for information, however, better information can be found on the DEFGLIS website, in DEFGLIS training packages and in the transitioning gender guide above.

Australian Defence Force Policy

DI(G) A 08-2 - Social Media

Policy regarding the use of Social Media by Australian Defence Force Personnel and Defence Australian Public Service employees.

DI(G) A 35-3 - Unacceptable Behaviour

Policy regarding the management of Unacceptable Behaviour in the Defence workplace.

Relationship Recognition - Information Sheet

Information sheet regarding the recognition of partners and dependents in the Australian Defence Force.

Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2012-2017)

 The overarching Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for 2012-2017.

Additional Resources

Employers Guide to Intersex Inclusion

The employers guide to intersex inclusion was developed in collaboration between OII Australia and Pride in Diversity. Written by Morgan Carpenter and Dawn Hough, the guide is kindly sponsored by IBM.

Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender (external website)

These guidelines outline a consistent sex and gender classification system for Australian Government records, outline a consistent standard of evidence for people to change or establish sex and/or gender on personal records, and support the consistent collection and sharing of sex and/or gender information across Australian Government departments and agencies.

 

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Study into male experiences of sexual offence in Defence

A new study has been launched to identify how sexual offences and sexual harassment impacts men in Defence. The project is being conducted by Griffith University and UNSW and is funded...

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IDAHOT Day 2017

IDAHOT Day – the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, is an opportunity to recognise the sexual orientation, intersex and gender identity diversity in our teams and in our lives. On...

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Ombudsman opens up a new avenue for members to report abuse

Members of Defence can now use the Defence Force Ombudsman to report sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and serious bullying and harassment within Defence. On 1 December 2016, the Defence Force...

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Honouring all our diggers: why we lay rainbow wreaths

On Anzac Day, Australians honour the sacrifice of all those who have served to defend the country in war and peace. It is a special day on the Australian calendar...

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