LGBT / LGBTI / LGBTI+ / LGBTIQ / LGBTIQ* is a well-known collective term for individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans/Transgender, Intersex or Queer/Questioning. 

The University of Adelaide has a commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment for staff and students who identify as LGBTIQ* and holds events and celebrations such as International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). We also strongly promote participation in the ALLY Network.

Even if you're aware of and comfortable with your own sexuality, it can be helpful to understand of some of the terminology around sexuality. More information can be found on our Wellbeing Hub website.  Additionally, Reach Out has some great information, and so does SHINE SA.

If you are unsure, upset, isolated or anxious it might help to talk to a student counsellor or support service. Staff can access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for support. The EAP provider Human Psychology provides specific counselling services for staff who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGTIQ).

Campus Maps show the location of All Gender / Access toilets on University campuses.

The University of Adelaide is a member of Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only not-for-profit workplace program designed specifically to assist Australian employers with the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex employees.

As a Pride in Diversity member the University has access to a range a membership benefits including video, online and paper-based resources and publications, including:

  • Mini ALLY Guides
  • Employers Guide to Intersex Inclusion
  • Managers Guide to LGBTI Inclusion

To access the members only webpage please contact  

  • ALLY Network

    The University of Adelaide 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 University of Adelaide Allies are staff and students who are knowledgeable in, receptive to and understanding of LGBTIQ* issues. Allies are not experts about matters of sexuality and gender identity - they are people who strongly support making the University 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, queer 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.

    View the terms of reference for the ALLY network .

    Visit the ALLY network members page to find the members relevant to your division/faculty.

    If you are interested in joining the ALLY Network please register for a training session.

    For further information please contact our Ally Network Convenor -  Claudia Szabo

  • Wear it Purple Day

    Stand up. Stand out.

    Wear it Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

    Wear it Purple Day is about showing rainbow young people, and everybody around us, that they have the right to be proud of who they are! You are invited to not only to be proud of who you are, but also to EMPOWER TOGETHER. Celebrate and empower the diversity that surrounds each and every one of us; diversity in sex, sexuality and gender identities, in perspectives, in values, in everything!

    Wear it Purple Day is celebrated on the last Friday in August each year. Event information will be available here closer to the date. 

    More about Wear it Purple Day


    Each year the University of Adelaide’s ALLY Network and Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

    Event information will be available here closer to the date. 

    More about IDAHOBIT Day