DEFGLIS is an association that supports and represents Australian Defence Force LGBTI personnel and their families.

Objectives - Values - Constitution


To support and represent Australian Defence LGBTI personnel and their families


We facilitate professional networking opportunities to create a strong supportive community that can provide peer-support to one another.


We help to strengthen Defence capability through initiatives that foster inclusion of LGBTI personnel.


We provide subject matter expert advice to the services and the department, new and education about LGBTI matters to the Defence community.


A Defence culture that is fair and inclusive that strongly values the contributions of its diverse workforce.

Defence personnel who are well supported throughout sexual orientation and gender identity development.

A strong Defence LBGTI community with resilient members who support one another.


Our strategy is focussed on identifying and delivering benefits to meet the diverse needs of our membership base and the Defence organisation and community.

Lesbian and Bisexual Women Gay and Bisexual Men Transgender and Intersex Personnel Family and Community


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.



We are a registered charity, first founded in 2002. We are a volunteer led and volunteer operated incorporated association with strong connections with the Australian Defence Force. We believe that greater inclusion and respect enables greater delivery of Defence outcomes. Our association is non-political in nature and we do not endorse or make donations to any political party. 

Our constitution

Our constitution is available online and was approved via Special Resolution on 02 Apr 2014.

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Commemorating those who served in silence

DEFGLIS will place rainbow wreaths at cenotaphs across Australia this ANZAC Day, to remember those who served in silence alongside their brothers- and sisters-in-arms. At the first known attempt to commemorate...

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Ten years serving with pride at Sydney Mardi Gras

DEFGLIS and Defence celebrated ten consecutive years of serving with pride at the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. While members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have marched in uniform only since...

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Defence seeks talent from all parts of the Australian community

  Defence Force Recruiting and DEFGLIS will be at Fair Day in Sydney on Sunday 19 February to answer questions from LGBTI job-seekers about a future career in Defence. Fair Day is...

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Marching with pride in 2017

We are back again in 2017 to march with pride at this years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! For a number of years DEFGLIS has attended the Sydney Mardi Gras...

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