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LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Network

The objectives of the Network are to:

  • Develop relationships between researchers interested in LGBTIQA+ studies
  • Incubate new ideas and research
  • Facilitate successful research collaborations and grant applications
  • Raise awareness about LGBTIQA+ studies within Curtin University
  • Provide a space for interdisciplinary and cross Faculty conversations and advocacy
  • Host events, seminars and regular meetings
  • Provide support for existing and potential HDRs and ECRs working in related fields.

Convener: Professor Baden Offord

Steering Committee: Professor Baden Offord, Associate Professor Sam Winter, Dr Catriona Davis-McCabe, Dr Deborah Hunn, Misty Farquhar (Curtin PhD Candidate)


This network was launched on 26 August 2016 at Curtin University.


Ally Conference 2018 Resources

This linked web page serves as an archive of resources for the Australian Ally Conference 2018, held at Curtin University on the 27th and 28th of September 2018.

Making Inclusive and Safer Teaching Spaces (for trans and non-binary students)

This Guide aims to provide easy to use strategies for teachers to work with students to make learning and teaching spaces safer and inclusive. The focus is on respect and inclusion for trans and non-binary students, recognising that stereotypical or traditional ideas about masculinity and femininity can be limiting for everyone.

Kinsey, empiricism and homo/trans-phobia

This article is derived from the lecture at Curtin University for Centre for Human Rights Education, “From Alfred Kinsey to Orlando and beyond: The role of research in confronting homophobia”, delivered by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG on 26 August 2016.

Previous network events

27 & 28 September 2018 – Australian Ally Conference

Conference website

15 September 2016 – Seminar with Josh Pallas

LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers in Australia – an Analysis of Recent Case Law

26 August 2016 – Network launch with the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

From Alfred Kinsey to Orlando and Beyond: the role of research in confronting homophobia