The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex Legal Service Inc. is a non-profit and unfunded community-based legal service which began service on 7 July 2010 and was officially launched on 1 December 2010 by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG.
The Service recognises the difficulties faced by the LGBTI 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.
The LGBTI Legal Service Inc. has been established by and continues to be overseen by a management committee of individuals representing the diverse communities under the LGBTI banner.
We provide legal advice and information to clients who have legal problems which arise from their identification as LGBTI and/or because they feel more comfortable in dealing with a solicitor with specific skills, interest and understanding of LGBTI legal issues and/or the barriers experienced by LGBTI peoples in accessing the legal system.
The most common issues we provide advice in are in relation to family law, domestic violence, surrogacy and parenting rights, criminal law, discrimination, victims support, civil matters, legal issues in relation to government decisions, Centrelink matters, and employment matters.
We also actively participate in law reform on LGBTI legal issues, as well as community legal education and awareness raising.
The LGBTI Legal Service Inc. operates from space generously supplied by the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (www.qahc.org.au). This space is located at:
30 Helen Street
Teneriffe QLD 4005
Phone: 0401 936 232
For more information, please see Contact Us.
@lgbtiLegal Twitter Feed
New releases - fact sheets and survey
September has been an exciting month for the LGBTI Legal Service.Firstly, we have released 16 fact sheets covering legal issues facing the LGBTI community, which will be officially launched ...
Posted Sep 14, 2013, 11:22 PM by Emile McPhee
Pride Fair Day - September 21 at New Farm Park
Come visit our stall and say hello. We will be launching our new legal factsheets at the fair.
Posted Sep 3, 2013, 1:06 AM by Emile McPhee
Ekka public holiday - 14 August 2013
Due to the Ekka public holiday in Brisbane, the LGBTI Legal Service will be closed Wednesday, 14 August 2013. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted Aug 13, 2013, 9:15 PM by Emile McPhee
Survey - LGBTI police liaison officers
Have you had contact with LGBTI police liaison officers in QLD, NSW or WA? Please take the time to tell a QUT research project about this in a short survey ...
Posted May 30, 2013, 10:26 PM by Emile McPhee
Expressions of interest - Volunteer Legal Assistant position
Hi allWe're currently looking for 2 students (or others) who can volunteer with us fortnightly on Wednesdays (~3 hours) to assist the Coordinator in the running of the ...
Posted Mar 5, 2013, 4:18 AM by Emile McPhee
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