I saw Richard Gration, a Sydney barrister, interviewed on ABC News 24 this morning. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the Australian Defence Force lifting its ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military. Richard, when I met him in the mid 1980s, was a pilot in the RAAF. In today’s interview he spoke in detail about his own experience. (At this time I can’t find that interview online.) Here are some other related stories: ‘I didn’t know that world existed’: How lesbian women found a life in the armed forces and 25 years after the ban on lesbians and gays in the military was lifted, there is much to celebrate. So these days the Mardi Gras Parade includes:
A memorable Anzac Day!
Gays in the military? Of course there are
This was posted on Facebook and shows a scene very like, if bigger than, one Sirdan and I witnessed a few Anzac Days back. It was taken at the Stonewall Hotel on Oxford Street yesterday. Thanks to Sailor Andy.
Perhaps that interview with Richard Gration was done last year, as that was the 25th anniversary referred to.