We established an Ally Network to support the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) members of our community, and show our commitment to creating a stronger and more inclusive environment.
Our aim is for all members of our community to feel supported and free to contribute their best, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Our network will:
Since the launch of the Ally Network in March 2014, the Ally Network has made a number of significant achievements which include:
An ally is anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who supports LGBTIQ inclusion. The role of an ally is to be aware of the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people and to make a difference in whatever way they feel comfortable. This can include being a point of contact or standing against inequality or exclusion. An ally is also an agent of change who challenges homophobia and heterosexism.
Allies have completed professional development training to allow them to act as an effective supporter, role model and advocate. As part of our network, we partnered with Pride in Diversity, Australia's first and only not-for-profit workplace program designed specifically to assist with LGBTIQ inclusion.
In 2017 we will roll-out gender and sexually diverse training and ally training. If you are interested in becoming an ally and undertaking the training soon to be offered please contact email@example.com.
Allies are not experts in LGBTIQ issues and may or may not be from the LGBTIQ community.
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Professor & Head of School of Literature, Art and Media
Associate Professor, Centre for International Security Studies
Teaching Support Officer, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Englis
Teaching & Curriculum Coordinator, School of Economics
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School
Casual Teaching & Research Assistant, School of Information Technology
Senior Systems Manager, School of Medical Sciences
Student Support Programs, Sydney Nursing School
Research Fellow, Faculty of Pharmacy
Associate Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Science
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Administration Officer, Division of Alumni & Development
Deputy Director, International House
At the University of Sydney, ‘LGBTIQ’ is used as an inclusive umbrella term that recognises the diversity and experiences of sexualities and genders. We acknowledge that this terminology is a source of ongoing community debate and may not reflect the preferred identification of individuals.
Contact the Ally Network for support and advice.