The ANU Ally Network is a visible network of staff and students across the University who support the University’s commitment to providing an inclusive and respectful university environment for people who identify as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ*).
The ANU Ally Network has the following objectives:
• Promote understanding and awareness of LGBTIQ* issues affecting staff and students on campus.
• Create a network of support across the University for people who identify as LGBTIQ*.
ANU Allies are not experts about matters of sexuality and gender identity - they are people who strongly support making ANU an environment where all staff and students can safely work and study free of harassment or discrimination.
In particular, an Ally understands the reasons why many transgender, bisexual, gay, lesbian or intersex people are fearful of being harassed or discriminated against, and why it is important to have Allies who are prepared to speak out on their behalf or advocate alongside them. Having trained Allies helps create a network of support across the University.