What is Rainbow HACSU?
Rainbow HACSU is a collective of HACSU members who support equality for the LGBTIQ community. HACSU members who identify as LGBTIQ and allies can join.
When did it start?
HACSU has been involved with union movement wide activism on social justice issues since our foundation. In 2017, several HACSU members and staff organised the first LGBTI committee meeting and when the marriage equality postal survey happened - HACSU members came together to turn out the vote and fight for equality.
How can I get involved?
Later in 2018 you can come to an activist meeting, take action in your workplace or take part in a webinar to learn more about how you can be inclusive in your workplace for LGBTIQ workmates and the clients we support. You can take the survey to share what you'd like Rainbow HACSU to focus on and facilitate in 2018 here .
To know what's going on sign up to the Rainbow HACSU mailing list or get in touch with Rainbow HACSU organisers Amy or Will.
We celebrated a big first year at the 2017 Rainbow HACSU End of Year Picnic
July 11: Black Divas Screening for NAIDOC Week
More details to come
July 19: Rainbow HACSU Pride Chat
@ HACSU Offices, 7 Grattan St Carlton
August 31: Wear It Purple Day
Workplace photo competition!
October 19: HACSU Activists conference
Bell City Hotel, Preston.
More details to come.
Basic information about the LGBTIQ Community:
An infographic of facts and figures on the LGBTIQ experience in Australia .
About being "out" at work:
An American perspective.
What do the all the different words mean?
The Victorian Government's plain language guide to using the right words / inclusive language
101 Explainer Videos about Transgender issues
From the International Intersex Organisation
About being LGBTIQ and having a disability
2006 Academic Article from Germany.
About being LGBTIQ and being a mental health consumer
Share resources you think HACSU members should know about by contacting Amy Jenkins, Rainbow HACSU Organiser: amyj[at]hacsu.asn.au
Amy Jenkins: Media & Communications Officer / Rainbow HACSU Organiser
Will Elrick: HACSU Area Organiser / Rainbow HACSU Organiser