Brisbane LGBTI Legal Service to be funded: Qld Government
On the very same day, four years later, my husband Mitchell and I were honoured to witness the announcement by the Queensland Attorney-General, Yvette D’Ath, this morning that the LGBTI Legal Service would be funded for the next three years.
As I said to the Attorney afterwards, although I had been alive when the Berlin Wall fell- so anything was possible, and although I had hoped that there would be funding, I never expected it to occur.
The LGBTI Legal Service, which is soon to turn 7, has never been funded by the taxpayer- the only community legal centre in Queensland in that category. LGBTI people are the most vulnerable, on a range of categories, including domestic violence and discrimination, so with this funding they might at long last get better protection.