DEFGLIS – Defence LGBTI Information Service – is an association that supports and represents Australian Defence LGBTI personnel and their families. We hold networking events to support, strengthen and educate.
OUR PURPOSE is to support and represent Australian Defence LGBTI personnel and their families
Support: We facilitate professional networking opportunities to create a strong supportive community that can provide peer-support to one another.
Strengthen: We help to strengthen Defence capability through initiatives that foster inclusion of LGBTI personnel.
Educate: We provide subject matter expert advice to the services and the department, new and education about LGBTI matters to the Defence community.
OUR VISION is for 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; and a strong Defence LBGTI community with resilient members who support one another.
OUR VALUES are inclusion, justice, integrity and community which express what we stand for and are core to all our initiatives.
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.