Welcome to ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs

ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs offer a range of services to assist employers, sporting organisations and service providers with all aspects of LGBTQ inclusion.

Pride Inclusion Programs are social inclusion initiatives of ACON. ACON was established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of NSW and is now Australia’s largest HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTQ health organisation.  An important part of ACON’s mission is to help make the places where our community members live, work, study and play more inclusive of LGBTQ people, improving the mental health and wellbeing of our community through the reduction of stigma, discrimination and social exclusion. Pride Inclusion Programs include Pride in Diversity, Pride in Sport, Pride in Health + Wellbeing, and Pride Training. 

Pride in Diversity is the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTQ workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTQ workplace inclusion from which Top Employers for LGBTQ people is determined.


Pride in Sport is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist National and State sporting organisations and clubs with the inclusion of LGBTQ employees, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators. The world-first Pride in Sport Index (PSI) benchmarks and assesses the inclusion of LGBTQ people across all sporting contexts.


Pride in Health + Wellbeing is the only national membership program that provides LGBTQ mentoring and support for the health, wellbeing and human services sector. The program provides 1:1 mentorship, training and advice on embedding LGBTQ-inclusion throughout all aspects of an organisation; from direct care provision, policy and processes design, quality improvement planning, recruitment and workforce policies, advocacy, as well as personalised staff development and training.


Pride Training provides learning and development programs to assist organisations in increasing their knowledge and confidence in delivering inclusive and affirming practices and services to people from sexuality and gender diverse communities. Offering in-person, webinar, and eLearning training options along with activities, media and training resources developed and delivered by LGBTQ+ subject matter experts.

Our Foundation Members

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