We sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, which enable this website to work properly and remember your preferences. You can delete all cookies already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed, however some functionalities may not work.

    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.

    DEFGLIS Christmas Message 2018

    As the year draws to a close, DEFGLIS has an opportunity to reflect on our successes, our challenges and our opportunities. We reflect on great events like our participation in Mardi Gras festival, the DEFGLIS Ski Trip, member-led networking around...

    Annual general meeting marks end of an era

    DEFGLIS members recently met in Canberra to farewell the retiring president and members of the board, appoint new board members and enhance the association's constitution. At the association's annual general meeting, outgoing DEFGLIS President Vince Chong thanked retiring board members Rob Brown...

    Honouring peace and sacrifice - Armistice Day Centennary

    Eighteen years into the twenty-first century; on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...  I stand on the most prominent natural feature in our capital, first inhabited by the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of this land...