LGBTIQA+ ally workshop

Becoming an ally of the LGBTIQA community represents a commitment to facilitating and promoting safe, inclusive and diverse workplaces.

As part of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Melbourne Children’s LGBTIQA+ Groups, of which the University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, is a member, hosted a seminar focused on how you can be an ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning, Asexual and Agender (LGBTIQA+) community.

The guest speaker at this seminar, held on May 17, was the Faculty’s own Dr Megan Sharp.

Megan has a strong background in sociology of diversity and inclusion and is facilitating the Faculty’s Diversity and Action Plan.

Hosted in the Vernon Collins Lecture Theatre at The Royal Children’s Hospital, the standing-room only event attracted more than 100 attendees, who were given valuable advice on how to create safe and inclusive spaces within the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

We learned being an ally involves more than just tolerance; an ally represents a commitment to facilitating and promoting safe, inclusive and diverse workspaces.

If you would like to find out more about becoming an ally of the LGBTIQA+ community, or attend one of Megan’s presentations, search ‘Dr Megan Sharp’ on the MDHS website.