LGBTIQ support

We offer a range of support and services for our lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) students.

Ally network

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Our Ally network provides support, services, events, information and resources for our lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) student community.

Our network of allies are trained to understand sexuality and gender issues. They provide safe zones, support and referral for staff and students who identify as LGBTIQ.

Allies are committed to promoting QUT as a safe, inclusive and diverse university.

Counselling services

We provide free and private counselling for our students. This service is confidential and won't appear on your student records.

General practice health services

You can access quality health and medical services, information and advice at our general practice medical centre.

Specialist health clinics

You can access free or low-cost health care services from our clinics, which cover several specialist areas.

QUT Guild and Queer Collective

The Guild and Queer Collective have a strong history of representing queer identifying students on campus to ensure a fair and equitable experience for all students. They provide queer meeting spaces at our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.

What does LGBTIQ mean?

Unsure what LGBTIQ stands for? Over the years the acronym has evolved, and will change depending on where you are, and the culture around you. Each letter represents a group of people with a shared gender or sexual identity, find out more about the people behind the acronym below.

Lesbian

This is a term used to describe someone who identifies as female and is attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who identify as female.

Gay

This is a term used to describe someone who identifies as male and is attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who identify as male.

Bisexual

This is a term used to describe someone who identifies as either male or female and is attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who identify as male or female.

Trans

This is a blanket term for someone who is not cis-gendered (their gender identity does not match their assigned sex at birth).
 
It is also used for some of the following words as well; Trans*gender, Trans*sexual, Trans*itioning, Trans*man, Trans*Woman.
 
The * is used to show that the word Trans* changes in meaning for each individual.

Intersex

Someone born with physical, hormonal, or genetic features that are neither wholly female nor wholly male, or a combination of female and male. This changes for each individual, with 30 to 40 different variations currently known.
 
The size of the intersex population is estimated to be similar to that of people with red hair.

Queer

Originally a term used in a derogatory sense, some LGBTI youth have embraced this word and given it a rebirth. It can be described as a broad umbrella term for anyone who may identify as being either gender or sexually diverse.

The information above was provided by Student Help on Campus (SHOC) from the University of Queensland Union (UQU), through a combined effort by professional staff and student collaboration.

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