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Open Doors Youth Service’s popular art therapy program has received a community grant from ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The Pride Art Therapy Program helps LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy young people express themselves and improve their mental health, resilience and social connectedness. Mikarla Teague (pictured, fourth from left) is the program’s Arts …

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Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service and social group Wendybird have received funding from ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ community grants program. Twelve LGBTIQ+ groups across Australia are sharing a total of $100,000 for their work in help support LGBTIQ people through education and training, community development and creation, or arts and culture. …

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Open Doors Youth Service’s art therapy program has won a Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Award. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations working to reduce stigma and support and empower those living with mental illness. And on Friday, the PRIDE Art Therapy Program was announced the winner of the …

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A crowdfunding campaign to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocate Taz Clay has raised over $2200 after Clay lost all his possessions in a house fire overnight. Fire completely engulfed the boarding house of eight units on Vulture Street in South Brisbane, with residents and neighbours woken up by smoke alarms early this …

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The Wickham Hotel and Big Gay Day have announced that this year’s festival has raised $40,000 to be distributed to six local LGBTIQ organisations, with over 2,800 people at this year’s event. Last Sunday (March 10), the event again took over the venue and its neighbouring street in Fortitude Valley, transforming it into an inclusive …

Brotherboy Sistergirl Youth

Coming out is a challenge for any young person, but the challenge can be much bigger for those who have newly arrived in Australia. The young people may have come from countries where people from the LGBTIQAP+ community face ongoing persecution. With more than half of Inala’s population being born overseas, Inala Youth Service has …

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The young people from Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service are hosting an art exhibition to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane. The organisation’s Odyssey Art Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at Betty’s Espresso and Bar in South Brisbane on Thursday (September 20) to raise money for Open Doors’ PRIDE Art Therapy Program. The PRIDE …

Brotherboy Sistergirl Youth

A new social media campaign is in the works to help young LGBTIQ people in Queensland fill in the gaps in their knowledge of sexual health and better understand the risks of HIV. Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service is working with researchers from the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health to develop the …

Wear it purple day

Officers and staff of the Queensland Police Service will wear special purple bootlaces to support LGBTIQ youth on this year’s Wear It Purple Day on August 31. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance …

Rocky Malone

Our community remembers you Rocky Malone. You were a strong Leader in our communities, a quiet achiever, a loyal friend. Thank you Rocky for your kindness, caring heart and passion. Rocky Malone showed inspirational leadership and direction in working with LGBTIQ youth at risk through her role as the General Manager at Open Doors Youth …

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