Our aim is for all members of our community to feel supported and free to contribute their best, regardless of gender, sex characteristics or sexual orientation. Our network will:
Our network is open to everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, sex characteristics or gender identity, who supports LGBTIQ inclusion. Members have completed training and are available to support LGBTIQ staff and students and answer any questions they may have. Our members:
Want to speak to someone? We have a large network of allies on campus (see Pride Network members below) that you can contact for a confidential conversation.
All staff and students are welcome to join our Network and do not have to complete the training to support us. If you would like to receive notices about upcoming meetings, events and relevant information please join our mailing list.
For more information about our community and to find out how to join the Pride Network, you can visit the pages below.
The LGBTIQ Student Support Liaison Officers (SSLOs) promote inclusion and support for LGBTIQ students at the University. SSLOs act as a contact and support for international students, provide information about resources to promote health, safety and connection with other students and the community, and support gender affirmation/transition. Please click here for a full list of SSLOs.
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the University, we partnered with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2020 as an official event supporter – marking our fifth year of involvement in the event. The official Mardi Gras theme for this year was What Matters and we supported this with our own vibrant float that embodied our theme: the heart of the matter!
At the University of Sydney, ‘LGBTIQ’ is used as an inclusive umbrella term that recognises the diversity and experiences of sexualities, sex characteristics and genders. We acknowledge that this terminology is a source of ongoing community debate and may not reflect the preferred identification of individuals.
The Pride Network, formerly known as the Ally Network, recently underwent a process to rebrand, refresh and update our name. We hope that our new name will provide more meaning and openness for our LGBTIQ communities and encourage more members and supporters of the work that we do.
The University of Sydney has been named as a 'gold employer' at the Australian LGBTQ Awards, which recognises Australia's top organisations for inclusion based on the results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).