Ally Network

The Ally Network is a group of staff and students who are allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQA+) 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 LGBTIQA+ community on campus.

All staff are welcome to participate and stand together as allies, whether you identify as LGBTIQA+ or not.

Become an Ally at Monash

Register to attend Ally Network Training

This half-day training provides an understanding of the importance of LGBTIQA+ 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 LGBTIQA+ 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 LGBTIQA+ inclusion. You will also be listed on our ally membership list to show your support for the LGBTIQA+ community at Monash.


Ally Network
T: +61 3 9902 0248
 Respectful Communities
T: +61 3 9905 9499