International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day) & Wear It Purple Day
As part of the University's annual Diversity Calendar we acknowledge;
These days are acknowledged at each campus in a range of ways including;
- information stalls,
- displays, and
- social gatherings.
By supporting these initiatives, the University demonstrates that it is an inclusive and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) students and staff, which has a direct impact on their sense of safety, well-being, ability to succeed and to be productive.
IDAHOBIT Day is a world-wide celebration of gender and sexuality diversity. There will be cake, conversation and community gatherings at Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore campuses for LGBTIQ students, staff and their allies.
This is a day to reflect on and draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ people. Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is directed at and affects the lives of people who don't conform to majority sexual and gender roles.
- Thursday 17 May from 12:00midday in the Gathering Space - BBQ lunch, cake, conversation and information stall presented by the Equity & Diversity Office, Coffs Harbour Student Association and SCU QC.
- Thursday 17 May from 10:30am in the foyer of Building B - information stall, cupcakes and music presented by the Equity & Diversity Office and CoastRs.
- Wednesday 16 May from 11:00am in the Manning Clark Room, ground floor of the Library - community connection meeting and rainbow cake followed by free lunch and music in the Plaza presented by the Equity & Diversity Office, LEXSA and QSCU.
Wear It Purple Day
Wear it Purple Day lets young people know that they have the right to be proud of who they are regardless of their sex, sexuality or gender identity. Wear it Purple Day is simple ... it is about respect.
Wear It Purple aims to create a world safe for all young people, regardless of their gender or sexual identity, in which they are free to learn, grow and belong.
In 2018, at Lismore campus (on Wednesday 29 August) and Coffs Harbour campus (on Tuesday 28 August), Wear It Purple will be acknowledged as part of the University's diversity celebration - the Fusion Festival.
Please wear purple to show your support!
For more information about these initiatives please contact Senior Equity and Diversity Officer Rob Cumings.