DEFGLIS has partnered with the following organisations to provide services to our members. We seek to partner with organisations that are aligned with our values: inclusion, justice, integrity and community; and our objectives: to support Defence LGBTI personnel, strengthen Defence capability through inclusion and educate Defence about LGBTI matters.

Enquire about a partnership with DEFGLIS

SGLBA  Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association

DEFGLIS members will receive a discount on the SLGBA networker membership. This will provide you free access to the monthly Fruits in Suits / Lemons with a Twist event, the members prize draw, free entry to four long table canapé's events, free entry to 2 professional development events per year. Social membership is available at the regular price of $95.

Our members can suspend SLGBA membership up to six months in one calendar year.

If you are posted or deployed and have more than four months left on your membership, you will receive a refund of your membership calculated on a pro-rata basis.


UK Army LGBT Forum


DEFGLIS and the Army LGBT Forum have a reciprocal membership arrangements in place. UK members posted to Australia may join DEFGLIS, and likewise, Australian Defence Force members posted to the UK may join the Army LGBT Forum. 

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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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