LGBTIQ+

Building an inclusive workplace for LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender diverse, intersex and queer) 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

D&I 101 - Collecting Diversity Data

D&I 101: Conducting a Diversity Survey - with speech bubble for different diversity dimensions including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islnder Peoples, Carers, Disbility, Age, Multicultural including Religion & Gender/LGBTIQ+

DCA's Guide to Conducting a Diversity Survey - How to ask your employees about their diversity.

Intersections at Work

Intersections report cover image

Pride in Diversity and DCA joined forces on this project as their respective research on LGBTQ workplace inclusion had revealed that culturally diverse LGBTQ workers had unique workplace experiences that warranted deeper investigation.

Inclusion@Work Index 2019-2020

DCA 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index - Mapping the state of inclusion in the ustralian workforce

How inclusive are Australian workplaces for a diversity of employees, and how has this changed over time? What impact does inclusion have on performance and wellbeing? The 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,000 Australian workers to find out.

Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride

Out At Work From Prejudice to Pride

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

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 The State of Inclusion in the Australian Workforce. Sponsored by Suncorp

The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing the first-ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to the age, cultural background, disability status, gender, Indigenous background, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity of workers.

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

Lendlease - showing support for LGBTIQ+ people

In 2020, Lendlease is continuing to demonstrate support of the LGBTIQ+ community and advocate for creating safe, inclusive places for everyone - virtually.

Unique individuals: LGBTIQ+ inclusion at Westpac

200 (with 00 as infinity symbol) and Westpac W logo; Tag line: 200 years proudly supporting Australia

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

News

Census is a missed opportunity for inclusion

Media releases

DCA CEO, Lisa Annese, has expressed disappointment about the omission of questions relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and variations of sex characteristics in this year’s Census.

Intersections at Work: Understanding the Experiences of Culturally Diverse LGBTQ Talent at Work

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and Pride in Diversity have today released a joint report into the workplace inclusion experiences of culturally diverse LGBTQ workers.

Ground-breaking research reveals support for inclusion in workplaces is up among one of the most resistant groups

Media releases

DCA's 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index shows that support for diversity and inclusion (D&I) is up among men – traditionally the group least likely to strongly support, and one of the groups most likely to oppose such initiatives.

Perspectives

Wear it Purple Day 2021: Start the conversation, keep it going!

Blog

Glen Hare talks about what Wear it Purple 2021 means to him

Non-binary, trans and gender diverse employees - what you need to know | Tara Somerville

Q&A

DCA Member Relations Admin Coordinator Tara Somerville shares what it means to get it right – and wrong – with trans and non-binary employees.

Submission: Religious Discrimination Legislation - Second Exposure Draft 2020

Submissions

DCA strongly supports individuals being protected from discrimination and harassment because of their religious belief and we proactively support our members in creating workplaces where religious belief is afforded the same dignity and respect as other attributes of a person’s identity.

Webcasts from past events

09 Sep 2020

Adopting an intersectional approach to gender equality helps us understand how other diversity dimensions can overlap with gender to compound disadvantage and discrimination.

20 Aug 2020

At this event, DCA discussed the findings of our Out at Work research and explored the challenges and opportunities for greater LGBTIQ+ inclusion.