IMPORTANT SURVEY INFORMATION
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
SURVEY FOCUS
Welcome, you have been invited to participate in this survey as part of your organisation's commitment to initiatives that promote greater inclusion of people of diverse sexuality and/or gender.

We acknowledge that this survey focuses on areas which may be only one of many diversity initiatives. This survey does not cover other aspects of diversity & inclusion. Other programs typically assist in those areas.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
This survey is open to ALL employees of all sexualities and genders, so we can better understand inclusion across the organisation and how identity impacts this experience.

CONFIDENTIALITY & IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Pride in Diversity is Australia's not-for-profit employer support program for the inclusion of people of diverse sexuality and gender within the workplace. Pride in Diversity is an ACON program and manages this survey.

Participation in this survey is anonymous. The data you provide is linked only to the name of the organisation that provided you with this survey. Your name, specific location, etc. is not requested nor kept within the survey at any time.

Your organisation will be provided with de-identified data, at a summary level to assist in determining the overall impact of work in this area.

Individual response data may also be provided upon request to the organisation as long as there is a sufficient level of responses to ensure that confidentiality of individual results is maintained.

Comments are provided exactly as written, separately from all other data. Please do not include any information within comments including your name etc., which may be used to identify you.

De-identified data is also analysed internally by the Pride in Diversity team and may be provided to academic advisers under strict confidentiality conditions, in order to identify patterns and correlations that can assist in determining the effectiveness of initiatives.

QUESTIONS
If you have any questions in regard to the survey, please contact us.

If any of the questions bring on any strong emotions, you can get support from the following places:

  • Your organisation's EAP Provider
  • Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467 (24-hours)
  • Lifeline (crisis support and suicide prevention): 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au (24/7)
  • QLife (LGBTI peer support and referral service): 1800 184 527 or www.qlife.org.au (3pm to midnight)
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 (24-hours) Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467 (24-hours)
  • Rainbow Door: 1800 729 367 (10am-5pm 7 days)
SURVEY TERMINOLOGY INFORMATION
Throughout this survey we use the term ‘LGBTQ’ to refer to all people of diverse sexualities and/or genders. We acknowledge that language is continually evolving. There are many variations of this acronym, which may include intersex people, asexual people, sistergirl and brotherboy First Nations people, and others. The terminology of sexuality and gender diverse (SGD) is also gaining popularity.

We use LGBTQ as shorthand for the sake of brevity, acknowledging that LGBTQ communities are far more diverse than this acronym suggests.

Pride in Diversity has also affirmed the Darlington Statement in support of intersex-led organisations driving all work and support in terms of intersex inclusion within the workplace. For more information on the Darlington Statement and how this impacts the work of Pride in Diversity, the AWEI and this survey, please see our website

Where possible we use the following inclusive terminology:
- sexuality and gender diverse;
- people of diverse sexualities and/or genders,
- diverse sexualities and genders; or
- sexuality and gender diversity.


FUTHER TERMINOLOGY:

Sex recorded at birth – The sex which was written on your original birth certificate.
Gender – The term which you feel best describes your gender identity. This may not be your legal sex.
Sexual orientation – The term which best describes your romantic, emotional, and/or sexual attraction.

Diverse sexuality – Anyone who does not identify as "straight/heterosexual” is considered to have a diverse sexuality.
If you identify as "straight/heterosexual”, you will NOT be provided with optional questions aimed at understanding the experiences of people of diverse sexuality.

Diverse Gender &/or Trans Experience – Anyone who has identified a gender that is not the same as the sex recorded at birth is considered to have a diverse gender and/or trans experience.
If your gender identity aligns with the sex recorded for you at birth, you will NOT be provided with optional questions aimed at understanding the experiences of people of diverse gender and/or trans experience.

These sections will be clearly labelled prior to questions being asked.
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