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LGBTQIA+ student support liaison officers

The LGBTQIA+ Student Support Liaison Officers (SSLOs) are staff volunteers who have received specialised training to support student transition and gender affirmation.

They promote inclusion and support for LGBTQIA+ students at the University and can provide information about resources to promote health, safety and connection with other students and the community.

Contact an LGBTQIA+ student support liaison officer

Name Email Faculty/School
Claire Goldsbury (she/her) Brain and Mind Centre
Chris Pepin-Neff Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kate Scott Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Mandy Henningham Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Rafael Franca Dutra Faculty of Medicine and Health
Matthew Pye Faculty of Science
Stephen George-Williams Faculty of Science
Dong (Jeffrey) Suen Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry
Daniele Gianotti (they/them) Faculty of Science, SOLES
Tim Lee Faculty of Science, SOLES
Kade Fenwick Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Eric Chu Office of Student Life
Jen Peden Office of Student Life
Janine ( Zhiqiao ) Yang Safer Communities Office
Rod Fiford School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Dr Joni Lariat School of Public Health
Julie Mooney-Somers School of Public Health
Racheal Sarcia School of Rural Health, Dubbo/Orange
Marah Weston Student Administration Services
Xavier Wesson (he/him) Student Centre Administration
Mark Glover (he/him) Student Communications
Dr Paul McDermott Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Lily Stokes Sydney Future Students
Horas Wong Sydney Nursing School
Dominic Hearne Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Kellie Burns Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Rachel Aitken (she/her) The Sydney Business School
Wes Hamilton-Jessop The Sydney Business School
Caitlin Erbacher (she/her) University Library
James Hannigan (he/him) University Library
Library LGBTQIA+ Liaison Officer University Library

Other support and resources

University of Sydney

  • Queer Action Collective (QuAC) – an active collective, hosting and organising activities and events throughout the year to build a strong, inclusive community.

University of Sydney Union (USU)

  • SHADES - a society at the University that organises social events for LGBTIQ students and their friends.
  • Queer Revue - an all-singing, all-dancing comedic production put on at the Seymour Centre every year by queer and queer-friendly students.
  • Queers Of Colour (QOCO) - aims to create a community where people of colour can explore the intersection of their queer and cultural identities.

Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)

  • SUPRA Queer Network - an equity network representing and supporting queer-identifying postgraduate students.

Community support

  • Twenty10 - a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation providing a range of support services for people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities.
  • ACON - a Sydney based not-for-profit that actively promotes LGBT and health, and runs regular workshops targeted at providing support and health awareness.
  • QLife - Australia's first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are LGBTI.
  • National LGBTI Health Alliance - The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTI and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.
  • The Gender Centre - services for the transgender and gender diverse community, their partners, family members and friends including accommodation, counselling, education and training.
  • Intersex Human Rights Australia - a national body by and for people with intersex variations, promoting human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, education and peer support.
  • Intersex Peer Support Australia - provides intersex peer support, information and is an advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families.
  • Minus 18 - Australia's largest youth-led network for LGBTI youth, providing support and peer mentoring to LGBTI young leaders.
  • Ankali - The Ankali Project trains and supports volunteers who then provide emotional and social support to people living with HIV.
  • BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation - is committed to empowering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB community through innovation, inclusion, understanding and advocacy.
  • TransHub - ACON’s digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health providers.
  • Rainbow Cultures - a directory of LGBTQIA+ multicultural community groups and services in NSW.
  • Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) - is an Australian organisation dedicated to advocating for LGBTIQ+ individuals who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to their gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Emen8 - an online sexual health and wellbeing initiative for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.
  • Australian GLBTQI Multicultural Council (AGMC) - is a peak body for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals, and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds.

Study and employment

  • Pride in Diversity - the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion, specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity.
  • Out for Australia - supporting and mentoring aspiring LGBTIQ professionals as they navigate their way through the early stages of their careers.
  • The Pinnacle Foundation - providing scholarships to LGBTI+ students who are marginalised or disadvantaged.


  • Anti-Discrimination Board - promotes anti-discrimination, equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW and administers anti-discrimination laws of the state.
  • Equality Australia - shares legal, policy and communications expertise, to ensure that organisations have the right tools to deliver for the LGBTIQ+ community.
  • Human Rights Commission - identifies and builds community awareness around the human rights issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and makes it unlawful to discriminate against such persons.
  • The Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) - provides free and confidential legal service statewide for the NSW LGBTIQ community. They also run the Safe Relationship Project, which assists LGBTIQ individuals who are experiencing or escaping an abusive relationship.
  • Trans Justice Project - a trans led organisation with a mission to build a powerful movement standing up for justice, freedom, and equality for all trans and gender diverse people.
Last updated: 09 July 2024

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