Defence seeks to create an inclusive workplace by driving long term sustainable Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) awareness and support structures. Defence is committed to building an inclusive workforce that fosters development and progression regardless of sexual orientation, gender or gender identity.
Defence supports its LGBTI personnel and demonstrates its commitment to the community as a founding member of Pride in Diversity. DEFGLIS proudly supports Australian Defence Force (ADF) serving members, ex-service members and veterans of the Australian Defence Force and their families. Defence hosts an annual Military Pride Ball for ADF members to acknowledge the contribution of LGBTI members. ADF members and Australian Public Service (APS) personnel participate in the Mardi Grad parade in Sydney. ADF and APS personnel are encouraged and supported to engage in these activities, as members are similarly free to participate in other cultural activities that align with Defence values.