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20 years ago, gays and lesbians in the Australian Defence Force served under constant threat of being discharged if their sexual orientation was discovered. 24 November 2012 was the 20th anniversary of the removal of the policy preventing gay and lesbian members from serving.

HIV IS STILL HERE

World Aids Day – December 1

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is transmissible through bodily fluids such as blood. With time, HIV causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease, which is not communicable. HIV positive individuals need special health care and support from their community to live free from discrimination.

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New Year New Board

The DEFGLIS Board of Directors have met to appoint office-bearers and commenced business planning for 2020. The first meeting of the new year involved the induction of new faces, appointment of office-bearers, and...

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Dual DSSG Champions announced at Military Pride Ball

  The Australian Defence Force recently celebrated the contributions of the diverse sex, sexuality and gender (DSSG) community at the annual Military Pride Ball.

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From the Board: September Update

We’ve commenced a busy period for the DEFGLIS Board, with one of our premier events just around the corner and our acceleration towards the Annual General Meeting. For this update...

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DEFGLIS Represented at UNSW Canberra Equality Exhibition

Visible role models and support during the sexuality and gender discovery process were the key themes of the opening address delivered by DEFGLIS President Nathan White.

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