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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.

ABC Documentary: The Many Days of Anzac

Over the weekend, DEFGLIS Member Stuart Martin was featured in a documentary produced by the ABC, The Many Days of Anzac. The documentary is available on ABC Iview. Stuart appears toward the end of the documentary (51:05) in an interview on...

Why do we celebrate being “visible”? A reflection on the challenges and joys of trans visibility in Defence

DEFGLIS recognises International Transgender Day of Visibility for 2022 Since it was first celebrated in 2009, Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) has been held each year on 31stMarch. TDOV is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible resilience, strength and courage of...

United We Shine - Mardi Gras 2022

On Saturday March 5th, the skies cleared and the rain stopped for Mardi Gras 2022 to parade in a spectacular sight. DEFGLIS proudly supported the Department of Defence and DEFGLIS contingents in MG22. This year’s theme was United we Shine and saw...

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Latest News

ABC Documentary: The Many Days of Anzac

Over the weekend, DEFGLIS Member Stuart Martin was featured in a documentary produced by the ABC, The Many Days of Anzac. The documentary is available on ABC Iview. Stuart appears toward...

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Why do we celebrate being “visible”? A reflection on the challenges and joys of trans visibility in Defence

DEFGLIS recognises International Transgender Day of Visibility for 2022 Since it was first celebrated in 2009, Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) has been held each year on 31stMarch. TDOV is an...

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United We Shine - Mardi Gras 2022

On Saturday March 5th, the skies cleared and the rain stopped for Mardi Gras 2022 to parade in a spectacular sight. DEFGLIS proudly supported the Department of Defence and DEFGLIS contingents in...

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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...

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