The UniSQ Ally Network aims to provide a safe-zone and visible support network for students and employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ).
The Network promotes a supportive and inclusive educational and work environment, aims to create change and advocates against discriminative or exclusive behaviours. The Network also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including UniSQ Ally Network Natters, a monthly gathering providing a safe and inclusive space for discussion for the LGBTIQ community and their supporters.
Library LGBTIQ safe place
The UniSQ Library LGBTIQ safe place is an initiative demonstrating the Librarys commitment to providing a visible and inclusive safe place for our LGBTIQ staff and students. Library staff have received UniSQ Ally training and have access to resources and are equipped with a network of professional referrals.
The Ally Newsletter is sent to all formally registered Allies monthly. To contribute to the newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Issue #47 March 2021
- Issue #48 May 2021
- Issue #49 July 2021
- Issue #50 October 2021
- Issue #51 March 2022
- Issue #52 April 2022
- Issue #53 August 2022
- Issue #54 October 2022
Become an Ally
Ally training dates for 2022 can be found here
Ally Network Natters
UniSQ Ally Network Natters are intended to be a safe and inclusive space for discussion and relaxation for members of the LGBTIQ community and their supporters within UniSQ. They are gatherings alternating between Springfield, Ipswich and Toowoomba campuses, which are also available to all UniSQ Allies via live webinar.
Allies are UniSQ staff and students who are informed about and empathetic to the needs of the LGBTIQ community. Their role is to provide confidential support to UniSQ staff and students of the LGBTIQ community and advocate for a community free from harassment or discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity. Allies do not necessarily identify as LGBTIQ and are not necessarily professional counsellors or equity practitioners.
Allies undertake awareness training and are equipped with a network of professional referrals and LGBTIQ community resources. They can be identified by the small rainbow sticker on their office door or window, or they may be wearing a small rainbow pin. Find a member: