UQ is committed to developing and maintaining a safe, positive and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and queer/questioning (LGBTIAQ+) people that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.

The commitment to a culture of diversity, inclusion, respect and acceptance at The University of Queensland has been recognised once again with a Silver Employer ranking in the 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). The index is the definitive national benchmark for LGBTIAQ+ inclusion in the workplace and means that UQ has scored in the top 10 to 20 per cent of employers nationally.

We value and are committed to the diversity of gender, sex and sex characteristics, and sexuality among our staff, as demonstrated in the UQ Strategic Plan.

Our initiatives include:

  • the UQ Ally Network
  • educating staff on gender, sex and sexuality diversity inclusion through Ally workshops and other resources to create a well-informed and inclusive UQ community
  • policies that use a definition of partner and families that is inclusive of same-sex partnerships and family units
  • policies, informed by legislation, that demonstrate UQ’s strong commitment to removing any barriers that LGBTIAQ+ community members may face
  • support for gender affirmation/transition in the workplace
  • events to celebrate and recognise national and international days of significance
  • gender-inclusive categories in HR systems.