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Military Life

139 EpisodesProduced by Beck RaynerWebsite

Welcome to the Military Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Australian Military partners.Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life (Defence Life), juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our … read more


99.DEFGLIS supporting & representing Defence Force LGBTI people and their families

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Racheal Cosgrove who is a Defence Member and the Events Director for DEFGLIS the Defence LGBTI Information Service.


Racheal and I talk about;

  • How and why DEFGLIS started
  • Who DEFGLIS support and represent
  • How DEFGLIS has changed and evolved over the years
  • The impact DEFGLIS has had on the lives of LGBTI defence members and their families
  • Why it is important to have a group like DEFGLIS
  • The safe and secure space DEFGLIS offers for LGBTI members and their families
  • Why DEFGLIS are working to stamp out discrimination in the workplace
  • Some of the ways DEFGLIS have helped changed Defence policy & practices
  • Why it is so important DEFGLIS continue to advocate for policy change
  • The annual events DEFGLIS run to help connect the LGBTI defence community
  • The success of this years first DEFGLIS Day Out and the hope for it to be an annual event for DEFGLIS families & the wider defence community
  • The impact not feeling as though you can come to work as your whole self creates
  • Why feeling misunderstood or unsupported at work leads to a 30% reduction in output and how that impacts capability
  • How to be an ally for fellow defence families who are part of the LGBTI community
  • How those who are part of the LGBTI Defence community can reach out for help and support

If you would like to find out more information about DEFGLIS or pass on the links to someone who might be interested there are a few ways to do so;




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