In 2019 research conducted at a community event in Mullumbimby revealed that vulnerable locals were slipping through the cracks and not receiving the support they needed. It was found that local LGBTQIA+ people were isolated, at risk, and starved of community connection.
"It's always good to feel part of community. I might even literally come out today."
And thus, Queer Family was born.
Today, the group reduces social isolation and improves mental health and wellbeing by creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ people, and allies, to connect and form community. As one participant said, "simply put, [Queer Family] brought me a community where I had none. Queer Family has opened a big door and said, ‘come in, what do you need?’"