Being your true self at work and in our services
Our approach is simple – everyone is welcome here. We celebrate and embrace people’s diversity and everything that makes them who they are.
All UnitingCare policies and employee benefits are inclusive of all our people, no matter their sexuality and gender identity. If you’re a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, you’ll feel like you belong here.
Our journey to LGBTQ inclusion is led by Allies who work together to support our staff and customers to be their true selves at work and in our services. We provide LGBTQ inclusion training to our employees and leaders and ensure the lived experiences of LGBTQ communities inform our service delivery and the way we interact with our customers.
An Ally is an advocate for LGBTQ inclusion – a supporter, a friend, a person who wants to see change and is prepared to help bring it about. As part of the UnitingCare family, our Ally program aims to support all LGBTQ people. Under the program, a visible network of UnitingCare employees – Allies – work to ensure our environments are safe, welcoming and inclusive for sexually and gender diverse people, whether they be employees, volunteers or customers.
This program supports our commitment to ensuring people are free to be their whole selves, where they can work and live in safe and positive environments, free from harassment, discrimination or bullying. We have Allies spread across the organisation to whom our employees and volunteers can reach out and have a conversation.
We celebrate and recognise key awareness events each year through our diversity awareness days calendar, including:
- International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
- Intersex Awareness Day.
- Wear it Purple Day.
- Transgender Day of Visibility.
- Brisbane Pride Festival.
- Mardi Gras.
- International Pride Month.