Building an inclusive workplace for LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) employees in your workplace is a litmus test for leading D&I practice in Australia.

In this section, you will find the following resources to help you manage this important aspect of diversity:

DCA Research

Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride

Out At Work From Prejudice to Pride

In conjunction with RMIT, DCA presents the evidence about what it means for LGBTI+ employees to be out at work and guidelines as to what organisations can do to make everyone feel included.

WordsAtWork - Building inclusion through the power of language

Words at Work report image

DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.

Case Studies

Unique individuals: LGBTIQ+ inclusion at Westpac

Everyone has the right to feel comfortable to be themselves when they come to work.


Take our survey on LGBTIQ+ workplace experience

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News articles

We are conducting an Australian study on what motivates Australian LGBTIQ+ workers to come out at work and need your help to recruit respondents so that this research can have the impact it deserves.

Today is an historic day as Parliament passes the marriage equality legislation

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia is delighted that marriage equality legislation has today passed the House of Representatives.

Strong 'Yes’ vote in support of marriage equality

News articles

DCA is thrilled that Australians have returned a strong ‘Yes’ vote in support of marriage equality. We now call on the Australian Government to do its job and legislate to make marriage equality a reality for all Australians, as they promised, before the end of this year.


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.

Coming events

Hosted by Deloitte Australia
27 Aug 2018

In partnership with RMIT, the Star Observer, Deloitte and QBE, DCA has conducted a study that seeks to better understand why LGBTIQ+ workers share or conceal their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex variation at work, and how employers can create safe and inclusive workplace environments where LGBTIQ+ people can be themselves at work.

Sponsored by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
05 Dec 2018

At DCA’s next Diversity in the Legal Profession Network, looks at cultural diversity and the legal profession.

Webcasts from past events

Sponsored by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
11 Sep 2017

At DCA’s next Diversity in the Legal Profession Network, we will look at what it’s like to be LGBTIQ+ when working in the law.

Hosted by Bloomberg L.P.
04 Apr 2017

At the next DCA Diversity Leadership Program event, we will have a conversation about what it would take to create more inclusive workplaces so that more out LGBTIQ+ people can fill leadership positions in corporate Australia.