ally@UNSW Network


LGBTIQ terminology

ally@UNSW is a network of trained staff and students who are welcoming and sensitive to the issues faced by the LGBTIQ community. Allies can provide confidential support and referral advice to LGBTIQ staff and students at the University.
Learning and understanding terms relating to diverse genders, sexes and sexualities helps to foster respectful, inclusive and safe environments for LGBTIQ people, both at UNSW and in the wider community.

LGBTIQ resources


Supporting LGBTIQ staff

Access publications, videos, e-learning modules and more.

Resources include:
  • 'Let's Talk Gender' - publication by Pride in Diversity (PID)
  • The Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender
  • PID member-only publications
  • PID member-only videos
  • Other resources
Information about support services on and off campus.

Support options include:
  • Contacting an ally@UNSW
  • UNSW's Employee Assistance Program
  • The Gender Centre
  • Twenty10
  • QLife

Supporting trans staff and managers


UNSW at Mardi Gras

UNSW's Gender Affirmation Guidelines provide practical advice and support for staff who are affirming their gender identity.

Resources include a change checklist for trans staff, as well as information for managers and colleagues.
  UNSW proudly marched in Sydney's Mardi Gras Parade for the second time in 2018, with LGBTIQ staff, students and Allies from across the University taking part.