Serving in Silence? (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2018-07-02
Förlag
NewSouth Publishing
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
385 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781742235851
Serving in Silence? (häftad)

Serving in Silence?

Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Häftad Engelska, 2018-07-02
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Most people have heard of the United States' infamous `Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, yet few know about Australia's own history of LGBT military service. In Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen and women share their personal stories for the first time. The book explores the emotional stress they experienced hiding their sexuality or gender identity under official bans, as well as the challenges facing those who have served openly in the last 25 years. Tracing the ADF's transformation to the inclusive organisation it is today, Serving in Silence? also highlights the pivotal role of military service in the lives of many LGBT Australians and how they have served their country with distinction.
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To put service before self in our Nation's name is the essence of being a member of our Defence Force. Such commitment is to be respected and honoured. Yet, for too long, our LGBT personnel served in silence. This book gives voice to men and women who served in the face of prejudice and discrimination. It is an affirmation of how Australia and its Defence Force are changing for the better." - Lieutenant General David Morrison, Former Chief of Army and 2016 Australian of the Year.

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Associate Professor Noah Riseman specialises in the histories of marginalised people in the Australian military, particularly Indigenous and LGBTI people. He is the co-author of Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945 and author of Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War. For the past four years he has been coordinating this Australian Research Council Discovery project documenting the history of LGBTI military service. Associate Professor Shirleene Robinson has published extensively on aspects of LGBTIQ history. She is also the President of Sydney's Pride History Group. Her most recent publication is Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Stories from a Social Revolution (with Robert Reynolds). Dr Graham Willett is a recovering academic who has spent over 30 years teaching, researching and writing about the history of queer Australia. He is the author of Living Out Loud, a history of the Australian lesbian and gay movement since 1969.