Under my Umbrella: Understanding, supporting and promoting diversity in education and industry (keynote presentation)

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar


We typically think of ‘allies’ of LGBTQIA+ people as those from outside the community – people who are not themselves LGBTQIA+, but are supportive of LGBTQIA+ people. Allies from outside the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome, and their support is valued and important. But those of us within the LGBTQIA+ community can (and should) also think of ourselves as allies to each identity group within our community. There is much we can do as ‘internal allies’ to support and advocate for other LGBTQIA+ people. In his keynote address, Aidan reflects on his own experience of advocacy (through research and teaching) supporting other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. Drawing on his empirical research, Aidan then suggests some ways that all of us – be we LGBTQIA+ or not – can act as allies to make our educational environments and workplaces more accepting of all LGBTQIA+ identities.
Period15 Sept 2022
Event titleLGBTIQA+ Inclusion Seminar: Presented by the Higher Education Pride Practitioners network and UWA's LGBTIQA+ Working Group
Event typeSeminar
LocationPerth, Australia, Western AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional