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Support for young people who identify as LGBTI

Find information below about support groups that provide assistance to young people in Queensland who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex (LGBTI).

Diverse Voices

Formerly the Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association Queensland, Diverse Voices is a non-profit organisation with a focus on the wellbeing of LGBTI communities through the operation of the Gay Line and Lesbian Line, a peer telephone counselling service.

You can also access their counselling service, QLife, which provides a place to talk about mental health, relationships, isolation, coming out, and a host of other concerns. Contact QLife via online chat or phone 1800 184 527 from 3pm to midnight every day.

LGBTI Legal Service

The LGBTI Legal Service provides legal advice and information to clients who have legal problems arising from their identification as LGBTI and/or because they feel more comfortable dealing with a solicitor with specific skills, interest and understanding of LGBTI legal issues and the barriers experienced by these communities in accessing the legal system.

They may assist you with legal issues associated with:

  • family law
  • domestic violence
  • surrogacy and parenting rights
  • criminal law
  • discrimination
  • victims support
  • civil matters
  • legal issues in relation to government decisions
  • Centrelink
  • employment.

National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia that provides health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTI communities.

Open Doors Youth Service

The Open Doors Youth Service provides counselling and support services for LGBTI young people aged 12 to 24 and their families who live in South East Queensland.

The support they provide includes:

  • Reconnect Program
  • Peer Mentor Program
  • Drop-in (12 to 18 year olds)
  • Young and Proud (18 to 24 year olds)
  • Jellybeans (transgender)
  • QueerYarn (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
  • Queeriosity Youth Festival.

They also provide support to family members to assist them in supporting and having healthy relationships with their children, providing – upon request – a mediation service to assist communication and resolution of current conflicts.

Queensland AIDS Council

The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) is an independent, community-based health promotion charity which helps all LGBTI people to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing.

Queensland Police

The Queensland Police Service LGBTIQ Liaison Program provides support and assistance to LGBTI community members when dealing with police matters.

If you wish to speak to an LGBTI Liaison Officer, please advise the officer taking your complaint or contact PoliceLink on 131 444, who will identify a liaison officer in your area.

Find out more.

DVConnect

DVConnect is a statewide telephone service offering free crisis counselling and support to people affected by domestic and family violence. You can contact them on the following numbers:

PFLAG Brisbane

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Brisbane is a support group for parents of LGBTI people in Brisbane. They also strive to support LGBTI people who are, or fear they may be, abandoned by their families.

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Last updated:
29 May 2017
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