Healthy Communities has announced a new online resource in support of non-English speaking LGBTI people from culturally diverse backgrounds living in Queensland.

The resource will aim to connect a range of support groups and assist LGBTI migrants and refugees participate more fully in community life.

RainbowBridge will personally consult with persons from multicultural backgrounds and assess their individual needs to tailor resources for them.

Healthy Communities has also reached out to various community partners with specific services that would be ideal for assisting newly arrived LGBTI members.

“Because of differences in cultural understandings around sexuality and gender identities, many LGBT persons from diverse cultures may find challenges in adapting to a different cultural environment,” said LGBT multicultural officer Iaan Subhan.

Organisations and groups in Queensland wanting to lend their support to RainbowBridge and those who seek more information about the website can contact Iaan at: [email protected] or call (07) 3017 1723.

RainbowBridge’s website will be launched at Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day on September 16.

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