LGBTI Queensland

As someone who grew up in Queensland in the 1980s and early 1990s – think Joh Bjelke-Petersen, corruption and, in terms of homosexuality, criminalisation followed by an unequal age of consent – I take a keen interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues in the ‘Sunshine State’.

For many years, progress on LGBTI law reform in Queensland had stalled – but the election of the Palaszczuk Labor Government in early 2015 has seen a large number of overdue changes finally come to fruition.

This page draws together my submissions to consultations and parliamentary inquiries on LGBTI policy and law reform in the ‘home’ state of my youth:

Finally, as part of my series looking at LGBTI anti-discrimination laws around the country, and how well (or poorly) they protect our communities, please read What’s Wrong With the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991?