Organisations & Resources
There are plenty of great organisations which support individuals, parents and families looking for information about gender and sexuality.
We believe it is crucial for families and friends to have accurate, unbiased information regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer issues. The most important thing is KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER by acceptance and greater knowledge.
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents, offering practical support, tools and tips. The organisation has an extensive list of national, state and territory-based services [insert hyperlink on ‘services’ https://au.reachout.com/articles/lgbtqi-support-services] to help young people with sex, sexuality, gender or trans questions. Each are staffed by people who have had personal experience of or training in dealing with LGBTQI problems.
Reach Out: http://au.reachout.com
Queensland AIDS Council
Our vision is for a Queensland where all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people achieve the best possible health and well-being and participate fully in the life of communities, free from stigma and discrimination.
Queensland AIDS Council: https://quac.org.au/
LGBTIQ Legal Service
The LGBTI Legal Service Inc. is a non-profit community-based legal service which recognises the difficulties faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex community and seeks to assist the Queensland LGBTI community to gain access to justice through the provision of legal and social welfare services. We also endeavour to provide community legal education activities and resources in order to increase awareness of legal rights and responsibilities for the LGBTI community in Queensland. The Service includes a Law Reform division, which is actively involved in advocating for law reform and human rights.
LGBTIQ Legal Service: https://lgbtilegalservice.org.au/
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