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.

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

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...
Now in its fifth year, The Salvation Army's Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) surveyed more than 1,600 clients across Australia. The report revealed “disturbing new statistics on the level of poverty in Australia”, showing that some disadvantaged Australians are living on just $17 a day. “...
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nib foundation's Community Grant program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. A Community Grant round is held each year and applications are...
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LGBTI people experience higher levels of social disadvantage than the general population in Australia. In spite of consistent evidence to show that many, though not all, people in this diverse population gain qualifications, the odds are often stacked against them. The myth of ‘pink privilege’ has...
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On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...
The first national survey of Aborigin al and Torres Strait Islander young people's sexual health has just been published. The Goanna Survey looked at knowledge, risk practices and health service access of just under 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 16 to 29 from all...
A new report has been published by La Trobe University and the University of New England titled From blues to rainbows: The mental health and wellbeing of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia . The report is the first national research report looking at the mental health of...

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