Wear it Purple Day: One executive shares their experience of transitioning at work


For Wear it Purple, a revisit of our podcast episode, Out in the open: a transgender executive on the business of transitioning.

Israel Folau: why words matter

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The ongoing Israel Folau debate shows how powerful language is, especially at work.

Lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate

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Some lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate.

Ensuring LGBTIQ inclusion initiatives reach regional and remote workforces


Mark Latchford from Pride in Diversity explains why we need to ensuring LGBTI inclusion initiatives reach regional and remote workforces,

Out in the open: a transgender executive on the business of transitioning

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Aram Hosie has navigated life – and the workplace – as a man and a woman. He shares his unique perspective - and busts a few myths along the way.

Why workplaces should care about LGBTIQ+ inclusion

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Opinion pieces

While workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives are well advanced in some areas, the progress of LGBTIQ+ inclusion hasn’t been quite as linear, says DCA CEO Lisa Annese, in an opinion piece with The Fifth Estate.

Happy Mardi Gras 2018


On the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Mardi Gras, more and more organisations are participating to make it the biggest parade yet. But how safe is it for Australians to be out at work? DCA's Policy & Research Manager Cathy Brown asks this question and more in a new blog.

Key issues that will define 2018


This agenda for change agents outlines the key issues that will define 2018

Marriage equality

Position statements

DCA supports marriage equality because we believe it will truly cement workplace fairness and inclusion for the LGBTIQ+ community.

How the ‘yes’ vote will impact workers and HR


DCA's Cathy Brown joined forces with RMIT's Raymond Trau for this insightful look at what impact the conclusive YES outcome from the Marriage Law Postal Survey will have on workplace inclusion.

Will Australia recover from the marriage equality plebiscite?

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Chris Lamb, Group Head of Talent & Organisational Development at Lendlease Australia and DCA director fears the wounds caused by the plebiscite on same sex marriage will take a long time to heal.

If you don't believe in marriage equality, it's time to change your stripes

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Opinion pieces

As a citizen, a parent, an ally, and someone who leads an organisation committed to inclusion, here's why I am voting YES to marriage equality.

Same-sex marriage: My family isn't a threat, but the postal vote is a threat to us


DCA's Policy & Research Manager Cathy Brown recently highlighted the harm a postal vote campaign can cause by sharing her own story.

Transphobia and a life lived on the fringe


As Australians, we pride ourselves on giving everyone a fair go. But how inclusive as a society are we really? Not at all, if you're a transgender person like my friend Nadine.

Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses


DCA's own Cathy Brown has teamed with RMIT's Raymond Trau to look at the consequences of workplace environments where employees choose to hide their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status for fear being “out” could damage their careers.

More than ever, Australians must work together to create an inclusive society

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Opinion pieces

From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.

Submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (same-sex marriage) Bill


DCA made a submission to Senate Select Committee reviewing exemptions proposed in a Bill which would legalise marriage equality in Australia.

Born This Way: Turning Up Tolerance or Interrupting Inclusion?

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA

My kids are big fans of Macklemore, and his album The Heist is on high rotation on our family road trips. We’re all up for putting our hands in the air and car dancing.

LGBTI Inclusion: Are Your Leaders Really Engaged?

Lin Surch Workplace Education and Relationship Manager Pride in Diversity

LGBTI inclusion has arguably made substantial progress over recent years. Of course many of us know that there is still plenty of work to do.

Why does marriage equality matter to corporate Australia?

Rodney Croome National Director Australian Marriage Equality

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) is a national organisation working for equal marriage for all consenting adults, as it believes a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law.