Unison supports the LGBTQIA+ community

On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. In Australia, Tasmania decriminalised homosexuality as recently as 1997.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia Discrimination (IDAHOBIT) is celebrated on 17 May each year. IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strongly believes in the positive impact of bringing together people who are all unique in their own way.

The IDAHOBIT web page has some great ideas on how to Go Rainbow against LGBTQIA+ discrimination. To find out more, click here.


Further information

The Speaking Up Speaks Volumes campaign by the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people by encouraging families, friends, colleagues, peers and the wider community to speak up against discrimination and to speak up as an ally. You can find the website and some terrific resources here.

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