RMIT is LGBTQ Employer of the Year

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RMIT has received top recognition in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) 2020 LGBTQ Inclusion Awards, becoming the first organisation ever to be named Employer of the Year twice.

The award recognises several years of continuous improvement in all aspects of LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace. RMIT was also named a Gold Employer for the third year in a row.

Living the value of inclusion, the University actively supports staff and students within the RMIT community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning or asexual/agender through a whole-of-university approach, guided by a Diverse Genders, Sexes, and Sexualities (DGSS) Action Plan which was launched in 2016 as part of RMIT’s Diversity and Inclusion Framework.

A DGSS working party for students and staff monitors and oversees the implementation of RMIT’s DGSS Action Plan.

The DGSS Staff Network, DGSS Working Group, RMIT Ally Network and RUSU Queer Department consist of hundreds of people who go above and beyond to support, provide services and advocate for our LGBTQ+ staff and students.

For more details see the article in Work Life, which features a photo of SoEd folk at this year’s Midsumma Pride March, which seems an eternity ago. If your eyesight is good you’ll see Anne, Kelly and Travis.

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