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.

    EDUCATE

    We deliver training, education, advice, and news about diverse sexuality and gender to Defence and the broader community.

    Paying tribute and honouring brave Anzacs

    Cate McGregor and Gordon Ramsay MLA laid a rainbow wreath paying special tribute to brave LGBTI personnel who have served with honour and to commemorate the sacrifice of all Australian and New Zealand soldiers, sailors and airmen. The rainbow tribute in...

    [Ending HIV] PrEP subsidy to commence in April

    PrEP, the preventative medicine that radically reduces the risk of HIV transmission, will be subsidised via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) from 1 April 2018. The Australian government made the announcement in a press release today to provide $180 million of...

    Defence and DEFGLIS proud of inclusion and respect at 40th Mardi Gras Parade

    Defence and DEFGLIS joined with 200 distinct groups to march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, that featured a stunning array of creative concepts from all walks of the LGBTI community. The contingent of over 150 personnel was...