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    Our Purpose

    To support and represent Australian Defence Force LGBTI people and their families

    OUR VALUES

    We have four core values that express what we stand for and are core to all of our initiatives.

    They guide how we work together, and shape our decisions and actions.

    Our values are consistent with Australian Defence Force, Australian Public Service and single service values.

    INCLUSION
    JUSTICE
    INTEGRITY
    COMMUNITY

    SUPPORT

    We facilitate professional networking to create a resilient Defence LGBTI community and develop members to deliver peer-support.

    Who we are

    DEFGLIS is a non-partisan volunteer charity that supports LGBTI serving members, ex-service members and veterans of the Australian Defence Force and their families.

    We are a volunteer-led and volunteer operated incorporated association with strong connections with the Australian Defence Force.

    We work towards enhancing inclusion and respect, to enable greater delivery of Defence outcomes.

    The association is non-partisan in nature and does not endorse or make donations to any political party. 

    Focus of our Strategy
    Our Vision
    Our History
    Our Members
    Non-Political Nature

    STRENGTHEN

    We seek to strengthen Defence capability through initiatives that foster inclusion of LGBTI personnel and all of the diverse workforce.

    Upcoming Events

    There are no up-coming events

    Raising awareness, commemorating those we lost

    DEFGLIS recognises Transgender Awareness Week and International Transgender Day of Remembrance—20 November 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in November 1999 to honour her friend Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman who had been...

    Defence leadership support ongoing participation in Mardi Gras

    Secretary Mr Greg Moriarty has confirmed ongoing Defence participation in Sydney Mardi Gras Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell and Defence Secretary, Mr Greg Moriarty have reaffirmed Defence Values and supported the continuation of Mardi Gras participation in a Senate...

    DEFGLIS #standproud Campaign Launch

    DEFGLIS launches #standproud campaign, which shines a spotlight on diversity in the Defence Department – to strengthen warfighting capability In response to recent reporting that challenges visible diversity in the Australian Defence Force, DEFGLIS has launched a campaign to...