International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is the anniversary of the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder.

It’s an opportunity for communities to reflect on the past and present experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGLBTQI+) people throughout the world, to celebrate these communities and to contribute to change for LGBTQI+ people.

Despite significant gains for LGBTQI+ people in Australia including legislative change and changing community attitudes LGBTI Australians continue to face discrimination when seeking work and once they are in a job.  

NTEU members advocate inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI+ workers that provide equal opportunities, address harassment in the workplace, provide appropriate consultative mechanisms with LGBTQI+ workers and support individual needs including transition support as well as inclusive parental and personal leave provisions.   

NTEU is proud to be the first union in Australia to successfully achieve gender affirmation leave for staff within the university sector.
We recognise the ongoing struggles against the pathologisation and unnecessary medicalisation of LGBTQIA+ experiences and NTEU will continue to support our diverse community on issues that are faced in the workplace.

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