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    Serve with Pride

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    Transgender personnel provide outstanding military service in Australia

    For over eight years, transgender people have served openly in a range of operational roles in the Navy, Army and Air Force. DEFGLIS President Nathan White said that transgender members enhance military capability and make a significant contribution to the national...

    New Year, New President

    The DEFGLIS board has elected Nathan White to become president and lead important support for LGBTI members of the Australian Defence Force and their families. White was joined by four new members of the board who are energised with new ideas...

    DEFGLIS Christmas Message 2018

    As the year draws to a close, DEFGLIS has an opportunity to reflect on our successes, our challenges and our opportunities. We reflect on great events like our participation in Mardi Gras festival, the DEFGLIS Ski Trip, member-led networking around...

    Educate yourself about

    Diverse sexuality and gender

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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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    Supported by

    PwC
    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