ANU LGBTIQA* Alumni Network

The ANU LGBTIQA* Alumni Network mission is to foster community among, and build stronger connections between, ANU LGBTIQA* alumni and students, staff, faculty, parents, and straight allies through an intersectional lens.

This will be achieved through social and networking events, thought leadership discussions, representation and advocacy of our community and building strong networks with other LGBTIQA* organisations.

The ANU LGBTIQA* Alumni Network was launched by Chief Minister Andrew Barr on 31 August 2018, as part of a Wear it Purple Day event. Chief Minster Barr is the Network's inaugural patron, in recognition of his ongoing work in advancing LGBTIQA* rights and inclusion in the ACT and Australia more broadly. 

Network membership comprises of ANU alumni who self-identify as being part of the LGBTIQA* community. The Network Committee comprises of ANU alumni who self-identify as being part of the LGBTIQA* community and who have volunteered and been selected serve on the Committee.

Committee members

The current ANU LGBTIQA+ Alumni Network committee members are:


  • David Connah, BIntSec '20, BAsPacSt (Year in Asia) (Pronouns: he/him)
  • Vacant

Transgender and Gender Diverse Alumni Liaison:


  • vacant


  • Ali Khan, GDLP '10, LLB(Hons) '04 (Pronouns: he/him)

General committee members:

  • Aaron McDonnell, BA '12 (Pronouns: he/him)
  • Desiree Toh, JD '10 (Pronouns: she/her)
  • Jakob Voo, BActS '18 (Pronouns: he/him)

ANU Alumni Network Staff Liaison:

Join the network

You can stay connected with the Network and keep informed about its plans and activities by joining the Network's Facebook Group or emailing and asking to be added to the mailing list.

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