Building an inclusive workplace for LGBTI (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

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.

Webcasts from past events

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.

Sponsored by CIMIC (Leighton Holdings)
26 Mar 2015

Diversity Council Australia is delighted to invite members within the legal sector to attend the next meeting of DCA’s Diversity in the Legal Profession Network. Exclusively for DCA members, this meeting will focus on LGBTI inclusion in the Legal Sector.


Happy Mardi Gras - How to show support to LGBTIQ employees every day

News articles

Sydney's Mardi Gras is one of the largest pride parades in the world with about 10,000 participants. Yet a persistent lack of inclusion of LGBTIQ+ employees and failure to acknowledge the diversity of customers could be costing business billions.

Anything but PC - D&I is a vital business tool in 2017 and beyond

Media releases

Many leading practice Australian businesses continue to reap the rewards of diversity and inclusion (D&I) while others in the community want to ignore the benefits, according to Diversity Council Australia.

Marriage equality should be achieved via a free vote

Media releases

Marriage equality should be achieved via a free vote in Parliament, according to Diversity Council Australia.


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.

Marriage equality

Position statements

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

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

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

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