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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.

    Introducing Andy Maskell, DEFGLIS National Events Director

    DEFGLIS National Events Director Andy Maskell introduces himself, discusses his previous successes and reveals his plans for events in 2019. I joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1995, enlisting as a Writer. I’ve served on a number of ships and establishments...

    Australian Defence Force to celebrate inclusion at IDAHOBIT events

    The Defence Department is celebrating LGBTI inclusion through multiple events to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May.

    Comment: The Significance of Lesbian Visibility Day

    Board member Karen Dwyer speaks about role models, authenticity and trust on Lesbian Visibility Day. I’ve never really warmed to the term ‘lesbian,’ but that doesn’t make Lesbian Visibility Day any less significant for me. I’m ashamed to admit that I once...