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Pride in Action Network

The Pride in Action Network (PiAN) is the University of Melbourne’s inaugural LGBTQIA+ ally network.

The Network has been established to work with network members and leadership to build and promote visibility of an inclusive and culture where diversity is affirmed and celebrated – from the inside out.

PiAN brings together staff and students who identify as LGBTQIA+, their allies and supporters, creating opportunities to share information and foster an inclusive and supportive workplace and learning environment. Learn how to join.

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LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Action Plan

The University’s LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Action Plan represents a whole-of-University approach to eliminate obstacles in culture, practices, systems and structures for LGBTIQA+ inclusion. The aim is to embed and advance principles of diversity and inclusion by addressing the unique challenges facing LGBTIQA+ students, staff and visitors to the University.

The University has committed to resource and implement the actions outlined in the plan from 2023-2026. All staff and students are encouraged to engage with the programs, services, resources and events it will deliver.


How to be a good LGBTIQA+ ally

So, you want to be a good ally? That’s great! The Pride in Action Network have put together this guide to keep alongside you on the journey.

It’s important that the LGBTIQA+ community and its allies work together to create an inclusive society. Yes, it’s  disappointing that people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities still experience a range of discriminations that can have negative impacts on their health and wellbeing, but becoming an ally affirms our commitment to kindness and inclusion for everyone.

Learn more


Transgender and gender diverse health education: a review
What does the next generation of trans-friendly health care providers look like? For Transgender Day of Visibility, Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez discussed trans-affirmative care in medical education with Dr Megan Sharp, Pride in Action Network Co-Chair and Research Fellow – MDHS Diversity and Inclusion.

This webinar was supported by the MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Associate Dean, A/Prof Natalie Hannan and produced by Dr Megan Sharp in collaboration with Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez.

Holding Space and Place: IDAHOBIT in COVID-19
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning & the Pride in Action Network presented an online panel featuring Simona Castricum (educator and PhD candidate in ABP), Soon-Tzu Speechley (ACAHUCH PhD scholar) and Oscar Gao (UoM alum), facilitated by Dr Megan Sharp.

The panellists discussed queer experiences of holding space at home, how the Stay-At-Home orders affects queer people and chosen families, and how our communities are organising to provide support.