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This week is Asexual Awareness Week, something sorely needed even as awareness of trans, homosexual and bisexual experiences creeps into the mainstream. Despite all coming under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella (note the A right at the end there) asexuality is its own separate thing from the rest. Someone can be for example, trans, bisexual and asexual all at the same time. It covers a huge amount of ground, which is why it's so important that more people understand what asexuality is (and isn't).


Discrimination occurs in the workplace when an employer takes adverse action against an employee or prospective employee because of a protected attribute such as sexual orientation.

That's almost verbatim from Australia's Fair Work Ombudsman's guidelines for all employees' right to protection from discrimination at work. Yet you still hear stories of Australians getting fired for being gay - or more accurately, being open about being gay. So is this actually legal in Australia? And if so, how?


Video: Everyone has a different coming out experience. While there's no perfect "how-to" guide for announcing your sexual orientation or gender identity, we spoke to some members of the nonbinary community to share their advice and experiences.


Video: Pride Month is a time when you can show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, no matter how you may identify. However, many people don't know exactly how to perform their duties as an ally without feeling like an outsider in someone else's space.