Links and resources for LGBTIQA+ staff and students.


UWA offers a number of support services for LGBTIQA+ staff and students.

How to get involved

UWA has a number of networks that celebrate key events in the LGBTIQA+ calendar, such as Wear It Purple Day, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Bi Visibility Day and PrideFest.

  • LGBTI Staff Network – for more information, contact Kasey Hartung on [email protected] .
  • Join the UWA LGBTIQA+ Working Group - email [email protected] for more information.
  • UWA BTW (Bi the Way) is a social group for bisexual and bi+ staff, students and alumni started by longstanding members of the Ally program. For more information, email [email protected] or visit their Facebook group.
  • The UWA Student Guild Pride Department can be contacted on [email protected] or through their Facebook page.

External resources

Other resources

Pronoun Guide [PDF, 183.2 KB]
Updated 4 Oct 2021

Staff profile

UWA Ally Katherine 

 "Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and supported in their workplace. I appreciate how diverse our UWA community is and it's incredibly important to me to be part of a workplace that celebrates and advocates for every single person. This means inclusion and representation for all sexualities and identities".

Katherine O'Brien
UWA Staff Member

UWA Ally Emma

“I’m very proud to be a member of a workplace that prioritises LGBTIQA+ inclusion. It’s very important to me that everyone feels comfortable to be themselves while at work and during their studies here at UWA. Having visible diversity initiatives, like Ally, helps us to create a safe space for all members of our community, and it sets the tone for openness and inclusion in our wider communities. I want UWA to be a place where everyone feels safe, welcome and included and I’m part of the Working Group to do my best to make this happen.”

Emma Hawkins
UWA Staff Member