QSpace is a drop-in space specifically for young people. Are you questioning your sexuality or gender identity? Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, pansexual, asexual, or questioning ? Are you looking to meet other young people who feel the same? Then QSpace may be the place for you!
Who are we?
The Expanded Horizons Program (EHP) is a program supported by the Gold Coast Primary Health Network. to support sexually, sex and gender diverse youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, pansexual, questioning, etc). The program is auspiced by Wesley Mission Brisbane. In 2009 EHP commenced an LGBT ‘Drop In’ service – QSpace. QSpace aims to support health outcomes for LGBTIQAP+ youth (or youth questioning sexuality or gender identity) by providing access to support, resources and information.
What is QSpace?
QSpace is a social support group for young people aged 12-17. It is an opportunity for young people to come together and socialise, as well as explore various issues that they face in their everyday lives. Specific programs as well as casual activities are offered.
QPlus is a social support group for young people aged 18-25. QPlus is a gathering of gender diverse, sexually and romantically diverse, intersex and questioning young people and includes social events, skill sharing, and community exploration.
Where is QSpace located?
QSpace is located on the Gold Coast, in the Southport area. Anyone on the Gold Coast and surrounding areas is welcome to attend. This information can be found in Contact us.
When is QSpace?
QSpace is a weekly program run on Wednesdays between 3:30pm – 6.30pm.
Why is QSpace important?
Approximately 8-11% of Australian young people experience same-sex attraction. Access to support, information and resources can serve as a protective factor to assist youth to reach their potential. Many of the young people accessing the QSpace program report significant benefits to their health and well-being through the support, workshops and friendships gained by accessing QSpace.