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LGBTIQ - Ally network

The University’s Ally Network supports the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) members of our community.

The network is a trained group of staff and students who support and advocate on behalf of everyone who identifies as LGBTIQ. 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.

Talking to an ally

If you’re seeking information or someone to talk to about gender and sexual diversity, you can talk to an Ally Network contact.

You don't have to identify as LGBTIQ to talk to an ally.

Becoming an ally

Anyone is welcome to participate and stand together as an ally. Your role is to be a point of support for LGBTIQ students and staff, to be aware of the challenges and to make a difference in whatever way you feel comfortable.

This can include being a point of contact or standing against inequality or exclusion.

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of an ally.

This year we will roll-out gender and sexually diverse training and ally training. If you are interested in becoming an ally and undertaking the upcoming training email us at

Other support

University of Sydney

  • QSYD – an online directory for all rainbow-related information at the University
  • Queer Action Collective (QuAC) – an active collective, hosting and organising activities and events throughout the year to build a strong, inclusive community

University of Sydney Union (USU) support:

  • The Queerspace – an autonomous room on campus open to all queer-identifying and questioning students
  • SHADES – a society at the University that organises social events for LGBTIQ students and their friends

Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) support:

  • SUPRA Queer Network  - an equity network representing and supporting queer-identifying postgraduate students

Community support

  • Twenty10 – a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation providing a range of support services for people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities
  • ACON – a Sydney based not for profit that actively promotes LGBT and health, and runs regular workshops targeted at providing support and health awareness

Ally network

Contact the Ally Network for support and advice.
Last updated: 17 February 2017


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