Rainbow Western

Rainbow Western is a Western Staff Collective which aims to:

(1) provide a safe social space for Western staff who self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and otherwise sexuality- and/or gender-diverse (LGBTQIA+);

(2) to facilitate peer-support and collaborations among its members; and

(3) to give us a voice at Western.

Rainbow Western also actively participate in a number of queer networks in Greater Western Sydney and nationally.

Rainbow Western is proud to be supported by two Executive Sponsors:

  • Professor Michelle Trudgett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership, and
  • Professor Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor Engagement & Advancement and Chair of Western’s Social Justice Network.

Rainbow Western in 2020 Mardi Gras Parade

All self-identifying LGBTQIA+ Western staff are warmly welcome to join the Rainbow Western by registering through this link.

If you have any questions about being queer at Western, for example if you are a new staff member and you wish to know more about LGBTQIA+ inclusion at Western, please click here to contact the Rainbow Western Committee, or contact one of the fabulous Rainbow Western Queer Ambassadors.

We look forward to welcoming fellow LGBTQIA+ Western staff into Rainbow Western!

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