Welcome to the Community Door portal on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

There are thousands of LGBTI people living in Queensland, in all parts of Queensland. Sexual orientation and gender identity is not a choice. LGBTI individuals often experience unique health disparities. Although the acronym LGBTIQ is used as an umbrella term, and the health needs of this community are often grouped together, each of these letters represents a distinct population with its own health and wellbeing concerns.

Promoting the social inclusion and health and wellbeing of LGBTI people can help Queensland achieve a fair society, with safe and caring communities, and a healthy society.

Support for family members is also important to encourage healthy relationships.

Mindhealthconnect provides information around the types of mental health issues that can affect LGBTI people as well as general resources on sexuality and mental health.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to this topic.

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Legal Aid Queensland has published a series of captioned recordings about their services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. The next webinar is Child Protection - the law and...
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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) is seeking expressions of interest for participation on an Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) Roundtable for a two-year term commencing 2017. The Queensland Government is looking for ten members of the...
Media Statement Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Financial assistance is now available for south-east Queensland’s not-for-profit organisations that have been affected...
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' (DCCDS) Community Recovery section is encouraging individuals, carers and service providers in the DCCSDS North and Far North Queensland area to be prepared in relation to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The likely impacts of a tropical...
Not-for-profit Law has updated its guide to 'The laws of advertising and your community organisation'. The resource provides practical tips to help organisations comply with the laws of advertising and marketing in Australia. Importantly, these laws apply to many fundraising activities of charities...
The Palaszczuk Government yesterday made same-sex adoption legal in Queensland. Minister for Communities Shannon Fentiman said the Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 passed in the Queensland Parliament on 2 November 2016. “Discriminatory barriers that prevent LGBTI Queenslanders...
2Spirits (QuAC) and Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) have partnered up to inquire into the challenges faced by people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Sistergirl, Brotherboy, Transgender, Queer and Intersex who experience domestic and family violence. This is an anonymous survey...
The Palaszczuk Government is overturning discriminatory laws to make it legal for same-sex couples to adopt children in Queensland. Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman made the announcement at New Farm park today following a wide-ranging review of the state’s Adoption Act 2009. “I am proud we are...
The Queensland Mental Health Commission provides grants of up to $50,000 to enable organisations to implement innovative, locally-led initiatives to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders in line with a range of priority actions in the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol...
Michael Hogan, Director General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has provided the following overview of his department's budget services for peak and partner organisations. The department's total operating expenditure for 2016-17 is $2.818 billion, representing...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Open Doors Youth Service provides support to young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT), those who have a diverse gender and/or sexuality and those who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity. FIND OUT MORE : www.opendoors.net.au
Diverse Voices (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association) is a non-profit organisation centred around the wellbeing of the diverse voices that make up our community. Their main focus is on the operation of a peer to peer telephone and internet counselling service. Find out more on the...
The Queensland AIDS Council is an independent community based organisation. They were formed in 1984 by a group of gay men in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Queensland. From that time the Queensland AIDS Council grew to deliver HIV prevention programs, client services for people with HIV,...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
The Queensland Disaster Management website and the Get Ready website have a range of information and useful resources that can assist you to plan and prepare for an emergency. As part of your preparedness and planning for weather events, access regular weather forecast updates from the Bureau of...
The Community Resource Handbooks were launched by Volunteering Queensland on 12 May 2015. They consolidate the knowledge gained through Volunteering Queensland's community leadership work with more than 2,000 community groups over the past fifteen years. The handbooks are aimed at small to medium...
This fact sheet, produced by the Queensland AIDS Council , the outlines many of the areas of disadvanage faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and offers practical solutions to acheive this. It is a useful advocacy tool for services working with LGBT clients.
The Queensland AIDS Council provides sexuality and gender identity awareness training to health and health related service providers in Queensland. Both half-day and whole-day workshops are delivered in either open-access or in-service formats. The Queensland AIDS Council is committed to providing...
An Act to promote equality of opportunity for everyone by protecting them from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity and from sexual harassment and certain associated objectionable conduct .
All service providers operating in Queensland are required to comply with the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 . The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has jurisdiction to hear and decide complaints about contraventions of this Act. Frequently Asked Questions There are also...
There are a range of legal structures which may be suitable for Queensland not-for-profit community groups. The four main options are: an incorporated association: Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (QLD) and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (QLD) a company limited by guarantee:...

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