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LGBTIQ at Deakin

Deakin University recognises the importance of having a richly diverse student and staff community and the need to actively and positively support this diversity. We know that there are unique challenges facing students and staff who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning their sexuality (LGBTIQ or people of diverse sexualities and genders).

 There is a huge range of resources available to you - check out the links below.

If you are questioning or planning to come out, there is specific support available to you.

Ally network

The Ally Network aims to create a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater visibility and awareness of staff and students with diverse sexualities and genders and their issues. Anyone can join the network and become an Ally. More information on the Ally network

LGBTIQ Resources and Links

Social and coming out

Coming out and becoming part of a community are important milestones for every LGBTIQ person. These groups provide advice and safe spaces to do this.

Wellbeing and counselling

If you need someone to talk to in a crisis or just for some advice, these groups can help. No matter where you are located, there is someone nearby.

Rights and crime

We fully support your right for a safe and harassment free environment. These links outline your rights and what to do if you need to report discrimination, harassment, abuse or another violent crime.

General LGBTIQ organisations

These organisations have a wide scope and in the case of ALSO a very long history. Look here for a variety of information and links to other groups and events.


LGBTIQ people have some specific health issues. GLHV has a huge range of health resources. The Victorian AIDS Council is the place to start for sexual health enquiries – no matter what your gender or sexual identity.


Family is important, be it your family of origin or your chosen family. These groups provide support while also fighting for the rights for LGBTIQ people to form legally equal families.

Specific interest groups


The LGBTIQ world has its own media. Australia is particularly fortunate to have such a wide scope. Get news from your perspective by radio, web streaming, print or the web.


Victoria is home to a number of major events each summer. Get to one or get to them all, take some change to donate to your favourite LGBTIQ charities and remember to 'slip, slop, slap' in the sun.


The hidden history of the LGBTIQ community is fascinating. The Archives make this history accessible. Look out for the gay & lesbian history walks held over Midsumma, bringing our history to life.

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