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, intersex, asexual, and queer/questioning (LGBTIAQ) 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.

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.

Training

To become a UQ Ally, you must:

  • be committed to creating a supportive and inclusive space for people who identify as gender, sex and sexuality diverse
  • complete the UQ Ally Workshop training program.

Resources

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 through the the Ally Network page on Yammer, or contact Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.

See the list of LGBTIAQ resources.