Out for Australia seeks to provide support and mentoring to all people who identify with the LGBTIQ community as they navigate their way through the early stages of their career. 

 

Out for Australia is committed to greater diversity as we believe everyone benefits from the new connections, learnings and perspectives diversity brings to our personal and professional lives. We seek to provide support services and spaces that are safe, accessible, meaningful and inclusive to all members of the LGBTIQ community.

OUT FOR AUSTRALIA

Diversity &
inclusion

We're committed to greater diversity and inclusion

 

Out for Australia seeks to provide support and mentoring to all people who identify with the LGBTIQ community as they navigate their way through the early stages of their career.  Out for Australia is committed to greater diversity as we believe everyone benefits from the new connections, learnings and perspectives diversity brings to our personal and professional lives. We seek to provide support services and spaces that are safe, accessible, meaningful and inclusive to all members of the LGBTIQ community.

 

We support a unified LGBTIQ community

 

Out for Australia is committed to recognising the diverse experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse and trans, intersex, queer and questioning people (LGBTIQ) and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse people.

While we understand the distinct nature of issues concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and variations of sex characteristics, we support a unified approach and standing together as a professional community when striving for equality and inclusion in our workplaces.  We aim to bring the LGBTIQ community together, to share and learn from each other’s unique experiences and to support each other’s success and wellbeing in the workplace.

We recognise intersectionalities within our community

Out for Australia recognises that further characteristics such as culture, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, politics, socio-economic status, location and profession can impact the lived experience of people within our LGBTIQ community. We recognise that intersectionalities can provide additional challenges to the success and wellbeing of our members. We will actively, and encourage other organisations, to consider ways we can provide support to address the structural complexity of intersectionalities.

Our mentoring and events

 

Out for Australia is committed to ensuring we are providing support services and spaces that are safe, accessible, meaningful and inclusive to all members of the LGBTIQ community. We are committed to increasing the visibility of role models, volunteers, mentors, and members with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

 

In regards to our mentoring program, Out for Australia seeks out diversity of mentors and provides mentees the opportunity to request a mentor with a similar experience of sexuality, gender or body as well as similar multicultural and multifaith experience. We strive to provide mentors from broad industries and professions as well as mentors available in remote and regional areas. 

 

Regarding our events:

  1. Open events with broad content: Out for Australia holds events on broad professional topics (e.g. leadership) that are relevant to, open to and inclusive to all professionals, aspiring LGBTIQ professionals and allies. You can view a past example event on our Eventbrite.

  2. Open events with targeted content: Out for Australia holds events on targeted issues (e.g. experiences of gender diverse and trans people; navigating LGBTIQ identity in multicultural communities; challenges of working in a specific industry) or in targeted areas (e.g. non-capital cities) which are open to all members. While the content is targeted for specific groups within our community, the events are open to everyone, recognising the importance to listen and learn from others in our community. You can view a past example event on our Eventbrite.

  3. Closed events: Out for Australia may, where appropriate, hold informal closed events for people who identify with a specific group within our community (e.g. professional lesbian, bisexual and queer women). You can view a past example event on Eventbrite.

 

Acknowledgement of country

 

We acknowledge the unique rights and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the first owners and ongoing custodians of this land. We recognise the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to our country and our society. We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

Acknowledgement to LGBTIQ elders

 

We acknowledge our LGBTIQ elders and pay our respects to those who have worked to pave the way for future generations.

Have your say

 

We want to hear about how we can improve our programs to better meet your needs. Please email diversity@outforaustralia.org if you have any suggestions or would like to help out.

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