Author Topic: "(ADF) launches Pride Network"  (Read 1628 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline milnews.ca

  • Info Curator, Baker & Food Slut
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Relic
  • *
  • 406,465
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 21,467
    • MILNEWS.ca-Military News for Canadians
"(ADF) launches Pride Network"
« on: September 07, 2015, 17:05:30 »
From the ADF info-machine, shared FYI to show how some militaries cope with GLBT issues ....
Quote
A network to support Defence Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) personnel was launched at the inaugural Military Pride Ball at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on Saturday.

Acting Director General, People Strategy and Culture Nikki Curtin said Defence Pride would support LGBTI members and their allies.

“Defence is proud of its evolving nature and recognises the correlation between diversity and capability,” she said.

“We strive to foster a culture of inclusion and respect. Defence Pride will empower Defence people to bring their whole selves to work each day— regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or Intersex status.

“Established to provide support for LGBTI identifying and non identifying personnel, Defence Pride will significantly increase LGBTI Defence employee engagement, productivity and retention.”
Jack Anderson, an LGBTI identifying member of Defence, is excited to see what the network will achieve for LGBTI members and employees.

“Having an official Pride Network is a huge leap forward for Defence. From my perspective, it shows that the organisation doesn’t want me to hide who I am at work but instead wants me to know I am accepted,” Mr Anderson said.

The Military Pride Ball is hosted by the Defence Gay Lesbian Bisexual Information Service (DEFGLIS)—an existing community association that supports and represents Defence LGBTI personnel and their families.

The establishment of the Defence Pride Network aligns with the Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2012-2017; and was identified as a key opportunity for Defence to enhance workplace inclusivity.
“The risk of insult is the price of clarity.” -- Roy H. Williams

The words I share here are my own, not those of anyone else or anybody I may be affiliated with.

Tony Prudori
MILNEWS.ca - Twitter

Online PPCLI Guy

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 128,210
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 4,840
  • It's all good
Re: "(ADF) launches Pride Network"
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 17:59:15 »
Interesting, given that (astoundingly enough) same sex marriages are not yet legal in Australia.
"The higher the rank, the more necessary it is that boldness should be accompanied by a reflective mind....for with increase in rank it becomes always a matter less of self-sacrifice and more a matter of the preservation of others, and the good of the whole."

Karl von Clausewitz

Offline milnews.ca

  • Info Curator, Baker & Food Slut
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Relic
  • *
  • 406,465
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 21,467
    • MILNEWS.ca-Military News for Canadians
Re: "(ADF) launches Pride Network"
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 20:05:04 »
Interesting, given that (astoundingly enough) same sex marriages are not yet legal in Australia.
Really?  Did not know that.
“The risk of insult is the price of clarity.” -- Roy H. Williams

The words I share here are my own, not those of anyone else or anybody I may be affiliated with.

Tony Prudori
MILNEWS.ca - Twitter