International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2023 (IDAHOBIT)

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2023 (IDAHOBIT)

Join us to recognise IDAHOBIT, our panel will discuss the lived experience of being an LGBTIQA+ employee or patient, the importance of being an ally at work, and how some managers have fostered an LGBTIQA+ inclusive environment. in a conversation with our Monash Heath colleagues about what it means to be an ally at work.


Welcome  – Chris McLoughlin, Executive Director, People and Culture  

Panel Discussion – What does it mean to be an ally and what does support at work look like?– Denise Owen, Director, Chair, LGBTIQA+ Committee

  • Denise Owen, Chair LGBTIQA+ subcommittee, Director Digital Health Training and Adoption, Acti1ng Director Digital Pathology and Contact Centre  
  • Mathew Jetmar, People and Culture Business Partner 
  • Michelle O’Rourke, Director Clinical Operations, Public Health, Infection Prevention and Immunisation 
  • David Colon Cabrera, Project Implementation Officer and Research Officer, Monash Health Gender Clinic 
  • Ely Everill, Consumer Advisor, Gender Clinic Community Advisory Panel 
  • Sondra Watson, Registered Mental Health Nurse, East Bentleigh Community Care  
  • Dr Steph Jones, Service Director, General Medicine 
  • Jessica Elwood, Clinical Midwife Specialist, Adolescent, Drug and Psychological Pregnancy Team (ADaPPT) – Adolescents   

As part of Monash Health’s Equity and Inclusion Plan, we aim to create a safe and supportive environment that embraces everyone’s skills, perspectives, and experiences. We all have a role to play in contributing to a culture of inclusiveness. 

Questions via Slido 

To ask a question during the event, log on to using your web browser or smartphone and enter the code #MHIDAHOBIT 

Join the Webex Event



17 May 2023


2:00pm - 3:00pm


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