Resources and support

Staff and students have access to a range of resources to support LGBTIQ+ communities.

Staff counselling

Griffith University's staff counselling program

Features include:

  • self-assessment tools
  • information on resilience
  • information on wellbeing.

All employees and clinicians at Benestar are required to complete LGBTIQ+ inclusion training. A clinician with experience working with LGBTIQ+ communities can be provided on request.

Student counselling

The Griffith Counselling and Wellbeing team offer a LGBTIQ+ friendly service for people from all sexualities, genders and identities. Students can request a counsellor with expertise in this area through our LGBTIQ+ counselling service. Referrals from staff and students are also available.

This is a confidential service and no information will be disclosed to referring staff or Allies concerning any consultations held with students.

LGBTIQ+ Counselling

Griffith student

Internal Resources

We provide a range of LGBTIQ+ and other inclusion resources available to Griffith staff and students. Our Pride in Diversity membership also enables access to a range of networks and community events.

Resources include topics such as:

  • support for managers,
  • domestic violence in LGBTIQ+ relationships,
  • gender diversity resources,
  • terminology and definitions and
  • upcoming Griffith Pride events.

More details can be found on our internal resources page.

Internal Resources (login required)

Walking in Rainbow Shoes

This 20 minute module was developed by Pride in Diversity and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, to enable broader training reach, and to assist in raising awareness about LGBTIQ+ inclusion, particularly in the workplace.

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Inclusion in sport

A useful resource for any Griffith sporting associations, staff or students wishing to be involved in sport is the Anti-Homophobia and Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports.

A framework document to combat discrimination against same-gender attracted people in sport. Pride in Diversity also provide resources through Pride in Sport.

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive policies and processes

  • Inclusive policies: All Griffith policies are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ staff, students and their families (where relevant).
  • Gender expression: Griffith supports all employees, including trans, gender diverse and non-binary employees, to dress in a manner that best reflects their gender expression and/or gender identity. Health and safety dress requirements (for example, personal protective equipment) will be maintained.
  • Use of facilities: We encourage staff, students and visitors to use the facilities that they feel most comfortable with and/or reflect their affirmed gender. Many of the accessible toilets are non-gendered and available for use. We also have specific non-gendered bathrooms in N79 at Nathan Campus.
  • Harassment and Discrimination: The Harassment and Discrimination Officer Network provide information on resolution and support options if you have experienced harassment or discrimination. You can also contact Senior Lead (Diversity & Inclusion). to request an LGBTIQ+ Trained Contact Officer or HR Business Partner. These staff members have completed LGBTIQ+ inclusion training.
  • Update your personal details as an Alumni: Find out how to update your name and other details (including details on your degree certificate) as an Alumni in this "Ask us!" question

If you would like more information on any of the above please contact Marnie King Senior Lead (Diversity & Inclusion).

Support for Trans Staff and Students

Griffith is committed to supporting trans staff and students to affirm their gender (also known as transitioning) in a safe, positive and inclusive way. Our staff guidelines provide information for trans employees, their co-workers, managers, human resource staff, and others who may be involved in a workplace gender affirmation / transition. We also provide guidelines for trans students and the staff that support them.

Staff Gender Affirmation Guidelines

Guidelines to Support Trans Students


  • Australian Human Rights Commission

    Visit the Australian Human Rights Commission site for information related to LGBTIQ+ discrimination and publications.

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue celebrates the strength, resilience and diversity of LGBTIQ+ communities. Visit their site for a range of resources on reducing discrimination and promoting mental health.

  • Griffith University Ally Network (All campuses)

    Facebook page

  • LGBTI Legal Service

    The LGBTI Legal Service offers free and confidential legal advice to Queensland residents who identify as members of the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community.

  • Open Doors Youth Service

    Provides support to young people with diverse genders, sex and sexualities. They support young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Pansexual, Sistergirl or Brotherboy (LGBTIQAP+, Sistergirl & Brotherboy) aged 12-24 across South East Queensland.

  • The Pinnacle Foundation

    Provides educational and vocational support to young adults across Australia where their gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics have prevented or hindered achievement of their career aspirations or personal development.

LGBTIQ+ Medical Services

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