How to make your workplace an LGBTQI+ safe space

In the wake of the Marriage Equality survey, we’re encouraging businesses and workplaces around the country to become a safe space for the LGBTQI+ community.

Creating a safe space

Businesses or workplaces can now display one of our safe space posters to show they are a place where people who feel threatened or harassed can go to be supported and find respite.

By displaying a safe space poster at your place of work, you are encouraging an inclusive and welcoming environment for the LGBTQI+ community.

Anything that can be done to encourage inclusion and safety toward people who are vulnerable by being themselves, should be done, and the safe space initiative is simple but effective.

It’s sort of like letting go of the breath you didn’t realise you were holding. Like a sense of belonging.

– Kayla Bentley, Queer Amnesty International Adelaide Action Group member

Tips for making your workplace or business a safe space

There are a few easy ways to make sure your business or workplace is a safe space.

  1. Ensure your workplace policies include respect of people across all gender, sex and sexuality spectrums and that do not tolerate disrespect of any groups.
  2. Talk to your staff and ensure they understand what is required of them.
  3. Let the public know your business or workplace is a safe space by displaying a poster in your window or on your community board:

Download and print your safe space poster today

The safe space poster was created by Sami Makin. Check out Sami’s work on Instagram and Tumblr.

To get a hard copy of the poster mailed to you, please contact us at lgbtq.amnestyadelaide@gmail.com.

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