Below you will find information about support groups in Queensland that offer assistance to young Queenslanders who identify as LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex queer) or any other sexuality that falls under this umbrella.
Please be aware that mobile phone calls may incur charges even to 1800 numbers.
Another Closet is a resource for LGBTIQ couples who may or may not be experiencing domestic violence.
Diverse City, an educational program, is for youth aged 12-25 who identify as lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, intersex or queer.
The following four sites currently offer this program:
Headspace Nundah – phone (07) 3370 3900 or email email@example.com
Headspace Woolloongabba – phone (07) 3249 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Headspace Meadowbrook – phone (07) 3804 4200 or email email@example.com
Headspace Ipswich – phone (07) 3280 7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your nearest center if you are interested in joining the group.
Diverse Voices is an organization that focuses on the well-being of LGBTIQ+ community members through the Gay Line and Lesbian Line. This is a peer-to-peer telephone counseling service.
You can also use their counseling service, QLife, to discuss mental health, relationships, and isolation.
Contact QLife by phone at 1800 184 527 (from 3 pm to 12 am, seven days a week) or chat online (from 3 pm to 12 am, seven days a week).
DVConnect offers free crisis counseling to those affected by domestic violence and family abuse. Contact them at the following numbers:
DVConnect womensline — call 1800 811 811 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Mensline, DVConnect Mensline — 1800 600 636 (9 am – midnight, seven days a week).
Headspace provides mental health services to young people between the ages of 12 and 25. Contact Headspace by phone at 1800 650 890 or via online chat.
Kids helpline offers a confidential and free counseling service to young people aged between 5-25. You can contact a counselor by phone (24 hours, seven days a week) at 1800 55 1800 or via online chat.
LGBTI Legal Service
The LGBTI Legal Service provides free and confidential legal assistance to Queensland residents who identify themselves as members of the diverse LGBTI community. The solicitors are familiar with LGBTIQ issues and the obstacles that these communities face in gaining access to the legal system.
You may need legal assistance with:
Surrogacy and parental rights
Criminal law (including victim assistance)
Administrative law and government decision
Discrimination and human rights concerns
National LGBTI Health Alliance
The National LGBTI Health Alliance in Australia is the peak national health organization that offers health-related services, programs, and research focusing on LGBTIQ communities.
Open Doors Youth Service
Open Doors Youth Service offers support services for LGBTIQAP+ sistergirls and brother boys aged 12-24 and their families in South East Queensland.
Early intervention support for youth aged 12-18 at risk of being homeless or losing contact with the community, including housing support.
The PRIDE Art Therapy Program
Alcohol and Other Drug Program
National Suicide Prevention Trial
Social groups include:
– Jellybeans – For young transgender or gender-diverse people between the ages of 12 and 24
Pride and Queeriosity are two annual events.
To access the service, you must first book an initial intake appointment. To book an appointment, please call Open Doors Youth Service at (07)3257 7660.
PFLAG for Parents
Parent & Friends of Lesbians & Gays Brisbane (PFLAG) is a Queensland-based support group for parents who are LGBTIQ. The group also aims to help LGBTIQ individuals who fear abandonment by their families or are in that situation. Contact PFLAG by phone at 0400 767 832 or via email.
Queensland AIDS Council
The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) is an independent community-based charity that promotes health. It helps LGBTI people achieve their best health and well-being and to participate fully in communities free of stigma and discrimination.
The Queensland Police Service LGBTI Liaison Program offers professional and non-discriminatory policing services to the LGBTI community. Please inform the officer who is taking your complaint if you would like to speak with an LGBTI liaison officer. You can also contact PoliceLink at 131 444 to find a liaison officer near you.
Say It Out Loud
Speak Out Loud encourages LGBTIQ people to talk about their relationships. They can discuss what makes them special, what they could do to improve them, and what behaviors will not be acceptable as an individual or a group.
Youth Beyond Blue
Youth Beyond Blue offers information and support for all young Australians struggling with depression, anxiety, or thoughts of harming themselves. Child Beyond Blue can be contacted by phone at 1300 224636 (24 hours, seven days), chat (3 pm–midnight, seven days), or email.