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

CURRENT RESEARCH: Understanding the experiences of Culturally Diverse LGBTIQ+ Talent at Work

Take our Survey. LGBTIQ rainbow flag in a tree.

CURRENT RESEARCH UNDERWAY: Help us understand the experiences of culturally diverse LGBTIQ+ people at work. Survey closes 2 October 2019.

Change At Work

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For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations – but are the plethora of D&I initiatives actually creating the organisational change they aspire to?

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. 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

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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

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

News

New report shows how to make D&I change initiatives that stick

Media releases

DCA with Deloitte and Google have released a new report which sets out an innovative framework to make diversity and inclusion change that works.

Is it time for Australia to embrace a Bill of Rights to enshrine equality for all?

Media releases

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG delivers Diversity Council Australia’s third Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by Telstra.

Perspectives

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

Blog

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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Blog

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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Blog

Some lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate.

Coming events

23 Oct 2019

DCA is delighted to offer members in Melbourne an opportunity to participate in an open presentation of our Out at Work Knowledge Program. This workshop is designed to assist key personnel to lead their workplaces to become more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other terms that people identify with) employees.

24 Oct 2019

DCA is delighted to offer members in Sydney an opportunity to participate in an open presentation of our Out at Work Knowledge Program. This workshop is designed to assist key personnel to lead their workplaces to become more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other terms that people identify with) employees.

29 Oct 2019

Is backlash good for diversity and inclusion? This is the question moderator Tony Jones will be posing at this year's DCA & MLC LIfe Insurance Annual Diversity Debate.

Webcasts from past events

22 Jul 2019

How effective are D&I initiatives in achieving change? We found out at the launch of Change At Work.

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.