IN MANY WAYS it is becoming easier these days than it once was to live as a lesbian woman or a gay man.
Acceptance is on the rise, more people are choosing to live openly in same-sex relationships, we are starting to see and hear more about the queer community in the media, and to see different relationships and families being portrayed (TV shows such as “Glee” and “Modern Family”).
There are also specific support services being funded to reduce the risks associated with being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (GLBTI) including:
- Queensland Association for Healthy Communities
- Open Doors Youth Service
- The Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association
- Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Brisbane
Unfortunately, Queensland continues to be one of the more homophobic states (Flood & Hamilton 2005) with many people still believing that it is immoral to be homosexual. This website is designed to be helpful to lesbian and gay people, their family and friends, as well as those who may be questioning their sexuality.
- Rainbow Families
- Coming Out
- Coming Out Stories
- Having Kids
- Sexual Orientation
- Relationship Counselling
- Gay and Lesbian Counselling
- Domestic Abuse in Lesbian and Gay Relationships
Counselling can be provided face to face, via Skype or telephone.