The University’s Pride Network supports the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) members of our community.
In response to COVID-19, our next Pride Network meeting on Tuesday 11 August will be held on Zoom. If you would like to attend, you need to register for the meeting and we will send you the Zoom link and password on the morning of 11 August.
Unfortunately, our OUT for lunch events in Semester 1 have been postponed. We will update the page when the next series of lunches have been organised. In its place, we have created an online Canvas community called OUT for Now which aims to take this series online.
The Pride Network is made up of staff and students who support and advocate on behalf of everyone who identifies as LGBTIQ. The group meets regularly to discuss any LGBTIQ issues and concerns on campus, and provides a channel to raise these with University leadership. The aim is for all members of our community to feel supported and free to contribute their best.
The role of a Pride Network member is to be aware of the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people and to make a difference in whatever way they feel comfortable.
If you’re seeking information or someone to talk to about gender and sexual diversity, you can talk to a Pride Network contact.
You don't have to identify as LGBTIQ to talk to someone.
Anyone is welcome to participate and stand together as a member of the network. Your role is to be a point of support for LGBTIQ students and staff, to be aware of the challenges and to make a difference in whatever way you feel comfortable.
This can include being a point of contact or standing against inequality or exclusion.
Find out more about the role and responsibilities of a Pride Network member.
As part of becoming a member we also offer Sexual, Gender Diversity and Ally training. This session focuses on giving a better understanding of the natural variance in human sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics; exploring relevant terminology, stereotypes, assumptions and understanding the unique challenges LGBTIQ people face, in a safe and supportive environment. If you are interested in becoming a member of the network and undertaking the upcoming training email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are welcome to attend network meetings to discuss and raise LGBTIQ inclusion initiatives happening on campus.
|12.30-1.30pm, Tuesday 11 August||Online via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.|
|1-2pm, Thursday 10 September||Online via Zoom.|
|12-1pm, Wednesday 14 October||TBC|
|12.30-1.30pm, Tuesday 10 November||TBC|
OUT for Now is a Canvas website hosted by the Pride Network for those seeking an online university community of LGBTIQ+ students. It is facilitated by Student Support Liaison Officers (SSLOs) from the Pride Network who have gathered fun activities and events that will continue to strengthen the University’s values of inclusion and diversity. It will also provide the latest NSW public health information, and a range of resources that services Australia’s queer communities. In addition to these resources, we can navigate you through the various support services offered by the University. We value your voice and want both staff and students to participate in our diverse online community!
To join this community, you'll need to log in to Canvas (go to 'Courses', then 'All courses' and select 'Browse more courses'. Search 'OUT for Now' and then select 'Join this course').