ALLY is a network of UoN students and staff who have an understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and the issues they face.

ALLY

ALLY Logo ALLY is a network of UoN students and staff who have an understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people and the issues they frequently face. 

The ALLY network aims to raise the awareness of GLBTI issues across our campuses and promote a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive culture at UoN.

An ALLY is a trained person who has an understanding of gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people and issues and can provide a 'safe zone' for support and referral services for GLBTI staff and students. An ALLY is not identified as being heterosexual or GLBTI, but rather is someone who is representative of the University community. 

ALLIES are not experts of sexuality and gender identity but continue to develop their knowledge of these matters.

A UoN ALLY can offer you:

  • a safe place to talk
  • an open and accepting attitude
  • an opportunity to be listened to and understood
  • confidentiality
  • a wide variety of referral avenues both on and off campus

A full list of ALLIES at UoN is available here.

Join the ALLY network

If you would like to join the ALLY network, you will be expected to:

  • be a role model for the University through your behaviour and language
  • work within and support existing equal opportunity and anti-discrimination policies
  • proactively raise the visibility of the UoN ALLY Network
  • attend occasional ALLY meetings and information sessions where possible
  • know when to refer on or seek further assistance
  • attend a half day workshop

Details on the next workshop are below:

WHEN: September 30, 2014
TIME: 9:30-1:30
PLACE: The Treehouse, Shortland Building

A second workshop will also be held in October:

WHEN: October 14, 2014
TIME: 9:30-1:30
PLACE: The Clubhouse (underneath Bar on the Hill)

Register your interest via email to equityanddiversity@newcastle.edu.au  

A full list of ALLIES at UoN is available here.