LGBTQIA+ people continue to face challenges in society that their non-LGBTQIA+ equivalents may not experience

We are committed to ensuring LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (Questioning), Intersex, and Asexual) students and staff can thrive in our community without experiencing alienation or ill-treatment by other at the University.

Inclusion for everyone

UNSW uses the acronym LGBTQIA+ as the inclusive umbrella that recognises the most common categories within gender, sex and sexuality diverse populations and acknowledges there are many variations of the acronym. Using appropriate terminology in all forms of communication allows people to feel included. Read more about inclusive language.

In collaboration with trans and gender diverse students, staff, Allies and the University community, UNSW has developed a Guideline which takes a person-centred approach to gender affirmation.

Be an ally

Since 2008, UNSW has built a network of students and staff who pledge to take a proactive stance against discrimination based on diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.

Finding support

The University has codes of conduct for both students and staff and all policies are inclusive of LGBTQIA+ employees and their families, including UNSW's default superannuation provider UniSuper, Travel insurance policy, Relocation policy and Parental Leave. To find out more, read all policies.

This student-led collective supports and represents all students on campus who are queer - that is, people who identify anywhere within the queer and queer questioning spectrum.

Information to help you access services offered at UNSW, seek out likeminded student groups, and connect with broader community support and resources.