The UQ Ally Network is an award-winning program that provides a visible network of well-informed staff who create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for sex, gender and sexuality diverse people at UQ and in the broader community.

UQ Allies are not experts about matters of sexuality, sex and gender - they are people who strongly support UQ's stance on making the University an accepting, positive, diverse and inclusive space.

In particular, a UQ Ally understands the reasons why:

  • many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and aromantic (LGBTQIA+) people are not in positions to speak out on their own behalf, or are fearful of being harassed or discriminated against
  • it is so important to have staff who are prepared to support and participate in developing a positive and inclusive environment for staff and students with diverse sexuality, sex and gender.

You can contact an Ally for confidential support, information or advice. They also promote our commitment to developing a safe and inclusive work and study environment. For more information on how to be a good Ally, read our Tips for UQ Allies.

Find a UQ Ally

Become a UQ Ally

As a UQ Ally, your role is to provide a safe and welcoming space for gender, sex and sexuality diverse staff and students. You will become part of the Ally Network to actively participate in creating an inclusive environment on campus for gender, sex and sexuality diverse staff and students.


To become a UQ Ally, you must:


Your UQ Ally Welcome pack has a number of useful resources, guides and contacts for your reference.

Gender, sex, and sexuality diversity is a dynamic space with best-practice inclusive language changing and improving all the time. Please share any new information that you come across by contacting Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.

See the list of LGBTQIA+ resources.


UQ Ally Collateral

If you're a UQ Ally and you need a replacement of your poster, lanyard or pin please request them by emailing You can access the digital collateral on the UQ DAM, including email banners, posters, document templates etc.