The Ally Network is a group of staff who are allies of 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 cultivate an inclusive culture on campus.
To be an ally, staff have to have attended a four-hour Ally Network training session about the importance of LGBTIQ inclusion at Monash and the role of an ally.
What do they do?
Allies are expected to be an active and visible advocate for LGBTIQ inclusion at Monash.
This can include:
- having an understanding of LGBTIQ terminology
- correcting destructive myths and negative stereotypes
- calling out inappropriate behaviour and derogatory comments
- sharing what they have learned with others
- displaying symbols of inclusion (e.g. Ally Network postcards, pins).
Who are they?
If you're a staff member and you're interested in finding out more, see: