The Ally Network is a group of staff who are allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community at Monash. Allies take a proactive stance against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. They help cultivate an inclusive culture on campus.
Allies are not expected to be experts on sex, gender and sexuality – they are simply committed to ongoing learning and an examination of their own biases. Allies are a visible presence supporting the LGBTIQ community on campus.
All staff are welcome to participate and stand together as allies, whether you identify as LGBTIQ or not. View the full list of members on our ally membership list.
Become an Ally at Monash
This half-day training is delivered by Pride in Diversity and provides an understanding of the importance of LGBTIQ inclusion at Monash and explains the role of an ally.
Following the training you will be invited to join the Ally Network.
Being an Ally
Your key role as an active and visible ally is to advocate for LGBTIQ inclusion for all staff and students at Monash. This can include:
- having an understanding of terminology
- correcting destructive myths and negative stereotypes
- calling out inappropriate behaviour and derogatory comments
- sharing what you have learned with others
- displaying symbols of inclusion (eg. Ally Network postcards, pins)
As an ally, you’ll have opportunities for further professional development in LGBTIQ inclusion. You will also be listed on our ally membership list to show your support for the LGBTIQ community at Monash.
T: +61 3 9902 0248