Queensland government offers $200k grant for new LGBTIQ Alliance

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Communities Minister Leeanne Enoch (second from right). Image: Facebook

Organisations representing Queensland’s LGBTIQ+ community can now apply for a $200,000 grant to start-up a new LGBTIQ+ community alliance.

Queensland’s Communities Minister Leeanne Enoch (pictured above) announced the one-off grant this week.

The “contemporary and highly visible” new LGBTIQ+ alliance will be tasked with “deep engagement with community members and their families” across the entire state.

“The Alliance will provide a key platform for Queenslanders of diverse gender and sexual identities to have a stronger voice,” she said.

“Particularly those living in rural, regional and remote parts of the state. The Alliance is a way for us to strengthen the engagement and participation of the community with our government and in our communities.”

Applications are open until June 20 at the website here. The state government is encouraging collective, consortium or other partnership models, with a lead organisation nominated.

Once established, a representative from the Alliance will also join Queensland’s quarterly LGBTIQ+ Roundtable.

The LGBTIQ+ Roundtable brings together LGBTIQ+ and state government representatives four times a year.

At each meeting they discuss issues, policies and strategies to benefit the community.

Queensland LGBTIQ+ Roundtable applications open

Communities Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Queensland government is also renewing the LGBTIQ+ Roundtable this year.

Applications for membership are now open.

The new members of the LGBTIQ+ Roundtable will meet later in the year.

Leeanne Enoch said the government was proud of its track record on LGBTIQ+ reform since elected in 2015.

“This includes equalising the age of consent, abolishing the gay panic defence, legalising adoption for same-sex couples, and expunging consensual homosexual sex convictions,” she said.

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