The Ally Network aims to create a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater visibility and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) staff and students and their issues.
Allies are staff and students who are prepared to align themselves with, and advocate on behalf of, staff and students with diverse gender and sexuality. The Network can be joined by any staff member or student. If you would like to become involved, please contact email@example.com 03 924 46048 or firstname.lastname@example.org 03 522 78451.
Across all Deakin campuses we proudly say No To Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and will be showing our support for diversity in our communities by flying the Rainbow flag for IDAHO Day on 17 May. Deakin University will hold events on Friday the 16th and Monday the 19th of May. More information on the events to come soon.
Members of Deakin's Ally Network and the Deakin Pride Queer Society proudly participated in Victoria's 19th annual Victorian Pride March on Sunday 2 February in St Kilda. For the third year in a row, and in searing heat, Deakin staff and students marched behind the vibrant Deakin Ally and Pride Queer Society banners, along with 136 other registered organisations, and a crowd of more than 10,000.
We have recently developed a new training program for our Deakin Allies or those wishing to become part of our network.
The impact of homophobia and the stigma associated with same sex attraction has been increasingly recognised in the media and is just one of the issues that will be explored through this workshop. Some of the adverse outcomes on the health and wellbeing of young students include depression and suicide. Key learnings of the workshops will be: language, curriculum, culture, discrimination and homophobia. Please contact Adrian Price if you wish to attend.
Information on coming out, including resources for support
LGBTIQ at Deakin, includes multiple links to various organisations and clubs
Printable posters (suitable for A4, contact us for a larger file):
- Ally Poster - 'What's your cup of tea?' (PDF, 5.5 MB)
- Ally Poster - 'There's a place for everyone at Deakin' (PDF, 4 MB)
Videos from IDAHO Day
- Deakin's Vice-Chancellor says no to homophobia (YouTube)
- Deakin student Luka shares his experience of homophobia (YouTube)