Deakin LGBTIQ+ Staff and Students

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Pride stairs can now be found on all Deakin campuses

When Deakin staff and students return to campus, they will be welcomed by the installation of new rainbow coloured Pride Stairs at every location. The initiative aims to reinvigorate the experience at our campuses, and make them more welcoming to staff and students.

The Pride Stairs are in celebration of Deakin’s commitment to inclusion, and seek to create a sense of belonging and collaborative community environment on all of our campuses. The stairs were a collaboration between Campus Services, Diversity and Inclusion and Infrastructure Property Group.

Created by Graphic Designer Daniel Quasar, the flag that inspired the Pride Stairs is known as the Progress Pride Flag. Quasar's Progress Pride Flag adds five new colours to the six‐coloured Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognised as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.

The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalised LGBT communities of colour, along with the colours pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.

Once students and staff can safely return to campus, you can find the Pride Stairs at:

  • Burwood: Outside Building I, within close proximity to the existing Queer Room.
  • Waurn Ponds: Adjoining IA/IB/JB, within close proximity to the existing Queer Room, located in JB.
  • Waterfront: Brierley Lane, adjacent to The Common café.
  • Warrnambool: Leading from Building H to student residences.

rainbow painted stairs

rainbow painted stairs


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