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

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

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 The State of Inclusion in the Australian Workforce

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

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

Out in the Open - An executive talks about the business of transitioning

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News articles

Aram Hosie is a transgender rights advocate and executive who identifies as a binary presenting trans man. His story provides valuable insights into the issues and myths around transitioning.

One transgender executive’s success story defies a dark trend for the LGBTIQ+ community

Media releases

Aram Hosie – a transgender executive and member of Victoria’s LGBTIQ Taskforce, speaks publically about his success story as part of Diversity Council Australia’s new podcast series, The Art of Inclusion.

New Resource Available: Out at Work - From Prejudice to Pride

New Out at Work Resources Available with photo of all the presenters at the launch event
News articles

The report Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride examines why LGBTIQ+ individuals share or conceal their LGBTIQ+ identity or status at work and what Australian organisations can do to make their workplace safe and inclusive for LGBTIQ+ workers to be themselves.

Perspectives

Lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate

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Blog

Some lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate.

Ensuring LGBTIQ inclusion initiatives reach regional and remote workforces

Blog

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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Podcasts

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.

Webcasts from past 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
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.