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Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards 2018: And the winners are …

Professional Services firm EY has been named Australia’s 2018 Employer of the Year for LGBTI inclusion at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, hosted today by ACON’s Pride in Diversity - the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion. More than 700 business leaders, diversity champions, HR professionals and many
25 May 2018 Continue Reading

Bloomberg office lights up for IDAHOBIT

Pride will again shine bright in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District when the office rooftop of technology giant Bloomberg lights up in rainbow colours to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), and as a demonstration of their commitment to LGBTI inclusivity in the
16 May 2018 Continue Reading

Australian business, sport and health leaders to champion LGBTI inclusion

Six extraordinary and influential LGBTI Australians, internationally-recognised as leaders in their respective fields, have been appointed patrons of landmark LGBTI inclusion initiatives spearheaded by ACON: Alan Joyce AC, Daniel Kowalski OAM, Alex Blackwell, Kerryn Phelps AM, Michael Ebeid AM and Jennifer Westacott Established in 2009 by NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation
8 May 2018 Continue Reading

April 26: Do we really need a Lesbian Visibility Day?

April 26 is Lesbian Visibility Day. Christine Forster, Ambassador for Pride in Diversity's Sapphire program, opens this discussion talking about the lack of out female role models in our workplaces. By Pride Inclusion Programs Director Dawn Hough. "Over the past few years I’ve been asked many times to name positive, out
24 Apr 2018 Continue Reading

Jennifer Westsacott becomes LGBTI Inclusion Program Patron

Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, has today been announced as a co-patron of ACON’s national not-for-profit program for LGBTI workplace inclusion, Pride in Diversity. Ms Westacott will share the position with founding patron and former High Court Justice, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Ms Westacott
14 Dec 2017 Continue Reading

Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses

­ This article was published on The Conversation on 21st March, 2017 and was authored by Raymond Trau, Lecturer, RMIT. Cathy Brown, Policy and Research Manager, Diversity Council Australia also contributed to the article. Homophobia is costly to workers and the businesses that employ them, research shows. Unfortunately, it’s still prevalent in Australia and
12 Apr 2017 Continue Reading

Where do I go? Easy access to LGBTI support in the workplace.

LGBTI employees may find themselves in sticky situations on a daily basis, some harsher than others, but the accumulative impact of micro-aggressions and discrimination can have a significant impact on one’s wellbeing and mental health. Unfortunately, in the 2016 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Employee Survey, only 45% out of
15 Mar 2017 Continue Reading

Transgender Day of Visibility- Is Visibility Enough?

Visibility for transgender and gender diverse people provides a vital tool for workplaces working on improving inclusion for transgender and gender diverse people, but is visibility alone enough to build an inclusive society or even an inclusive workplace? Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March) is a day set aside to acknowledge
15 Mar 2017 Continue Reading