Celebrating Wear it Purple Day

From 12 September, Australians will vote in the historic same-sex marriage postal survey, making marriage equality a topic of discussion right across the nation. In times like this, CQUniversity would like to remind all students that support is available should you need someone to talk to.

Our Student Counselling team are committed to supporting all students, including any student affected by the same-sex marriage postal survey. We have also implemented the Ally Program to promote acceptance and understanding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) students. The Ally Program is for ALL students, whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not.

If you would prefer to seek support elsewhere, the following support services are available:

It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and we want you to feel safe, supported and empowered on your journey with us at CQUniversity.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee (VCAC) have shown their support by celebrating Wear it Purple Day, which falls on 25 August.

Wear It Purple Day’s mission is to foster supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people; that is, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or with other related characteristics. Read the full article in CQUniNEWS.

To arrange a free face-to-face or phone appointment with one of our Student Counsellors, contact counselling@cqu.edu.au, phone 07 49 30 9456 or visit a study location near you.

Ashleigh Truscott (https://cqunilife.com)

I am a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, I took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. I remember all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. I'm excited to share my experiences and provide some insights into university life.

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