National Coming Out Day is an annual celebration that honours and celebrates the bravery of LGBTIQ+ people who come out and live openly, recognising that in doing so, many LGBTIQ+ people around the world still face discrimination and threats to their personal safety.
Date14th Jul 2023 - 14th Jul 2023
Time12:00 am - 11:59 pm
The term “non-binary” describes someone who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman or as falling completely outside these categories. Many non-binary people also identify as transgender, though not all do.
This day provides an opportunity for Queensland Government employees to recognise that gender is a spectrum and to normalise it as such. You are encouraged to host activities including awareness and education within agencies about the distinction between sex and gender, developing a gender-neutral language guide to encourage the use of gender neutral pronouns in agency communications and removing the requirement to identify exclusively male or female categories on documents such as surveys and forms.
Queensland Government employees can get involved by hosting morning teas, or contacting the LGBTIQ+ Steering Committee for information on webinars and online resources.
For information on how Queensland Government employees can get involved, subscribe to the Queensland Public Sector LGBTIQ+ and Ally Employee Network.
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Organiser: LGBTIQ+ Steering Committee