We have a vibrant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community and actively celebrate and support our staff and students. Coming out can be an exciting, scary and sometimes challenging time. At La Trobe we want you to feel safe, valued and supported.

Our dedicated counsellors on the Melbourne, Bendigo and Shepparton Campuses, who specialise in supporting students with diverse sexualities and gender identities. At the other campuses, you can access telephone support or we might refer you to local organisations.

Counsellors also facilitate open peer support groups where you can safely talk in a confidential environment about your sexuality, gender or sex and share your stories with others in the same situation.

We also have training available to all staff and students on understanding the lived experience of the LGBTIQ community.


Our Pride celebrations are a visible reminder that the university acknowledges and supports its LGBTIQ+ students and staff, and that we belong here as valued members of the university and the community.

What does LGBTIQ+ mean

LGBTIQ includes commonly used definitions of people who are not heterosexual.

Coming out at La Trobe

Available support if you are thinking of coming out.

Trans and gender diverse at La Trobe

Free to be yourself at La Trobe.

Our programs

We support the LGBTIQ student community.

ALLY network

ALLY network consists of staff and students who have undertaken ALLY training to improve their awareness around issues specific to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) individuals at La Trobe.


Useful resources and websites to guide you through your LGBTIQ journey.

Find support and get involved

Participate in our LGBTIQ events.

Queer Chat

Queer Chat is a social support group and safe space that meets weekly at Melbourne Campus and is for like-minded students to chat about all things queer.

If you are being harassed, or discriminated against because of your sexuality, gender, sex, or for any other reason, contact Speak Up for support.