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DEFGLIS - Serving with Pride

IMPROVE MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS

MAXIMISE TEAM COHESION THROUGH INCLUSION

STRENGTHEN WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY

Help us to achieve our mission

To support and represent LGBTI personnel in Defence.

Become a volunteer

We need volunteers to help us support and represent the LGBTI community in DEFENCE. We have a role for you, no matter your skill set or availability!

Educate yourself about

Diverse sexuality and gender

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Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation describes the physical, emotional or romantic attraction that a person experiences.

These feelings that are the result of involuntary chemical responses in the brain that are beyond your control.

Gender Identity

Gender identity describes how a person internally perceives their gender, or sense of gender that forms as people mature.

Gender identity may or may not match a person's sex assigned at birth.

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COMMUNITY

We have resources and information to support families of service personnel, and ex-service personnel.

We also have information for LGBTI people who are seeking employment with Defence we can help to connect you with serving members.

Our Sponsors

PwC
Pride in Diversity
Defence Bank

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...

"I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people
make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

"I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN
Vice Chief of the Defence Force 2014 - 2018

“Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

“Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC
Chief of Air Force

"The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

"The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

Major General Anthony Rawlins, DSC, AM
Deputy Chief of Army