Our libraries are a safe place for LGBTI studentsPosted: January 27, 2017
Griffith University libraries have always been a safe place for all people – where anyone is welcome to explore any topic without judgment. But in September of last year, we went one step further.
With the support of Pro Vice Chancellor (Information Services) Linda O’Brien and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Martin Betts, we launched our libraries as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Safe Place.
Now, all Griffith University library entrances proudly display a Safe Place sticker to show we’re welcoming, supportive and actively engaged with LGBTI staff and students.
The initiative aims to ensure Griffith University maintains an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust by providing a safe place for LGBTI students and staff to work and study.
As Linda O’Brien explains, ‘Griffith University has always been a place where everyone is welcomed with open arms no matter your background, and we believe providing a safe place for LGBTI staff and students is a natural progression of this’.
We invite you to show your support, and learn a few things, by completing the Walking in Rainbow Shoes eModule in your Learning@Griffith.
If you need support or want to expand your understanding of the LGBTI community, check out the Griffith University Ally Network.