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The results of the AWEI are not only assessed annually to determine the current benchmark and practice shifts in LGBTQ workplace inclusion within Australia, but are also utilised to benchmark against leading practice internationally every three years, typically resulting in a new index, format and often, direction or focus.

There have been some significant changes in not only what we are measuring within the AWEI, but also in how the index submission document has been built, how employers complete the index and how we present the data.

The Survey forms part of the AWEI and it continues to be the largest survey of its kind and the only survey within Australia that annually gauges the lived experiences, insights and perceptions of employees across all sectors and industries working within organisations currently active (from just starting to well advanced) in LGBTQ workplace inclusion.

In 2021, Pride in Diversity made the decision to go completely digital and we no longer provide publications. However, you can access our very in-depth Data Analysis here, based on results of the AWEI Employee Survey.

Data Analysis is proudly sponsored by Pride in Diversity member, Goldman Sachs.

You can view historical publications from AWEI 2020, AWEI2019, and AWEI2018 and archived publications from previous years.


You, Me, and Them: Understanding Employees’ Use of Trans-Affirming Language within the Workplace

Francisco Perales · Christine Ablaza · Wojtek Tomaszewski · Dawn Emsen‑Hough

Journal: Sexuality Research and Social Policy

DOI: 10.1007/s13178-021-00592-9

Publication Date: 2021-05-31

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Pride in Diversity 10 Year Anniversary Publication

“While many will remember 2020 as a year of upheaval and change, we hope to remember it also as a time to honour Pride in Diversity’s extraordinary achievements over the past ten years.

Pride in Diversity was launched in 2010 as an ACON program to support employers in making their workplaces more inclusive and safer for LGBTQ employees. Ten years on, it has achieved that and so much more” – Justin Koonin, ACON President.

We are very pleased to present this publication reflecting on the journey and achievements of Pride in Diversity over the past 10 years.


Pride in Diversity Pronoun Guide

Pronouns are the words we often use to talk about a person when we’re not using their name. These might be he/himshe/herthey/them or other pronouns. Some people use one set of pronouns (eg. Pablo uses he/him pronouns) and some people use more than one (eg. Samira uses she/her and they/them interchangeably). Some people change the pronouns they use at different points in their life, and making sure we use their new ones is an important part of respecting them. Download this guide to understand more about pronouns, why it’s important to use the right ones, how to use pronouns when affirming someone’s gender, and how to be a good ally to trans and gender diverse people.

Click here to download the Pronoun Guide

You can also find more information about Pronouns on ACON’s Transhub


Intersections at WorkCover of publication, rainbow wheel and title intersections at work

Understanding the experiences of culturally diverse LGBTQ talent

2020 Diversity Council Australia and Pride in Diversity

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and Pride in Diversity joined forces on this project as our respective research on LGBTQ workplace inclusion had revealed that culturally diverse LGBTQ workers had unique workplace experiences that warranted investigation.

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Regional Inclusion – A How To Guide

Furthering LGBTQ Inclusion in Regional Australian Workplaces

2019 Pride in Diversity

Over the last decade, employers in Australia have made enormous progress in LGBTQ workplace inclusion, particularly in capital city locations. This progress is across both private and public sectors, irrespective of organisations size.

One of the challenges that remains is how to progress LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces that are not based in metropolitan CBD locations. Leaders with workforces scattered across regional Australia understand that all their LGBTQ employees need to feel that they can bring their whole selves to work, regardless of where that location is.

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LGBTI Domestic & Family Violence – A guide to best practice for workplace policy.

November 2018 – PID & IBM.

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Where Are All The Women?

Research into the low visibility and engagement of same-sex attracted women in the workplace – A joint project between Pride in Diversity & Price Waterhouse Coopers – August 2018

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Anti-Discrimination Law and Practice

2016 Publication

This publication on anti-discrimination Law and Practice, with a specific focus on LGTBI workplace inclusion, will be an excellent guide for HR Practitioners, Diversity Leaders and Executive alike. Click image to purchase a hard copy of this publication. Pride in Diversity members may download a soft copy version from the members only section.

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Let’s Talk Gender

This publication has been developed for LGBTI inclusive workplaces seeking to better understand the complexities of gender. It has been designed to challenge us on our definition of gender diversity and pose questions that will make us question the way we design our forms, our processes and our
diversity practice.

This publication will be particularly useful for HR Managers, Diversity Leaders and LGBTI employee networks.

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Count Me In Mini Ally Guide

To support your LGBTI inclusion initiatives. These Count Me In mini Ally Guides provide useful tips on how to be an effective LGBTI workplace Ally. This 14 page mini guide includes the following topics along with useful links and a space for your workplace contacts.

  • Why people become allies
  • Why allies are so important
  • What LGBT workplace allies do
  • Being Informed
  • Being Mindful
  • Being Visible
  • Being Heard
  • Being Involved
  • Being part of the solution

This publication is not available in PDF format, but hard copies can be purchased from our online shop.

Members: $2.20 per guide. Non-members: $3.30 per guide.
All prices Inc. GST.


Employers’ Guide to Intersex Inclusion

2014 Publication

Pride in Diversity Australia is proud and delighted to partner with OII Australia to publish the Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion. Written by Morgan Carpenter (OII) and Dawn Hough (Pride in Diversity), kindly sponsored by IBM.

A world-first, the guide presents information about intersex for employers, including:

  • An introduction to intersex.
  • Intersex bodies, identities, and inclusive language.
  • Disclosure, medical issues in the workplace, and travel.
  • Protections related to “intersex status” in Commonwealth law.
  • Information for diversity and inclusion professionals.
  • Top 10 ways to be an intersex ally.
  • Information for parents of intersex children.
  • Additional information and a glossary of terms.

OII Australia is a national Public Benevolent Institution by and for intersex people. The organisation’s goals are to support people with intersex variations, to help create a society where sex differences are not stigmatised and where intersex people’s rights as people are recognised.

Citation and catalogue information

Carpenter, M., Hough, D. (2014) Employers’ Guide to Intersex Inclusion. Sydney: Pride in Diversity and Organisation Intersex International Australia.

ISBN 978-0-646-92905-7.

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Managers Guide to LGBTI InclusionA Manager’s Guide to LGBTI Workplace Inclusion

2013 Publication

This publication has been designed to assist Managers understand and support LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives.

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Engaging Allies for Change

2012 Publication

This publication has been designed to assist LGBTI employee network groups, Diversity Managers and HR with LGBTI inclusion initiatives through the engagement of LGBTI allies. The text talks about why allies are so important, what allies need to know, engaging allies in addition to providing resources for allies and references.

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Establishing and Maintaining Successful LGBT Networks in Australian Workplaces

2011 Publication

This publication has been designed to assist LGBT Network Leaders, Diversity Managers and Executive Sponsors with the successful implementation and/or maintenance of effective LGBT employee networks. An ideal resource for those starting new networks and also for those wishing to refresh or reinvigorate an existing network. This comprehensive guide will provide you with detailed examples of how you can gain greater levels of executive buy-in, ensure the group has a strategic focus, a sustainable structure and contribution back to the organisation. This publication will be particularly relevant for those organisations participating in the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in the Workplace

© 2010 ACON HEALTH LTD.
The material in this book was sourced from Stonewall’s “Sexual Orientation Employer Handbook”, and was adapted for the Australian context. Stonewall is the United Kingdom’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, and Pride in Diversity acknowledges and appreciates their support in the production of this publication.

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For more information on the AWEI or publications, please call our office on 02 9206 2139 or email awei@prideindiversity.com.au


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For more information on the AWEI and Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards event, please contact the Pride in Diversity office on (02) 9206 2139 or at AWEI@prideindiversity.com.au.