The Rainbow Hub is a Brisbane-based group which supports and empowers International LGBTQI students. The Rainbow Hub wants International Queer students to celebrate their identity and diversity in this safe space where there is no discrimination or judgement, a place where you can feel happy to be yourself and communicate with like-minded people.
The Rainbow hub is sponsored by TIQ (Trade and Investment Queensland), English Australia, Brisbane Student hub, Open Doors and Study Brisbane.
The Rainbow hub is a safe space for international LGBTQI students. Located at the Edge Brisbane, running twice a month on Tuesday afternoons, you will be able to meet in a comfortable and safe setting with other international LGBTQI students and allies.
You will be able to have access to LGBTQI information and participate in discussions, workshops, and activities as well as hear guest speakers
The Rainbow Hub will inform you about up and coming local events and opportunities in Brisbane so you have the chance to get involved.
The Rainbow Hub aims to raise awareness, promote and facilitate a supportive environment for international LGBTQI young people in the wider Brisbane community. We want to create queer friendships.
- Workshops and activities
- Discussion groups
- Special guests
- LGBTQI resources and educational materials for your well-being
OUR TIMELINE –
QUEER SEX HEALTH
April 24, 2018
Informative meeting about health for the queer community.Read more
OUT OF THE CLOSET!
May 1, 2018
RAINBOW HUB was launched at The Edge.Read more
June 23, 2018
On June 23rd the RAINBOW HUB hosted the first BBQueer, held in New Farm Park. The event gathered more than forty people interested in making new friends, having fun and celebrating what it is to be queer in Brisbane.Read more
July 10, 2018
QUEER CHATS is a meeting focused on knowing more about each other, having the freedom to talk openly about queer topics and have fun. On July 10th, the RAINBOW HUB crew were questioned about each of their countries, did bonding exercises and played “Cards vs Humanity”.Read more
2018 NAIDOC CELEBRATIONS
August 1, 2018
On August 1st the RAINBOW HUB members went to NAIDOC Celebrations – Community together at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre. The meeting acknowledged the aboriginals and true owners of the land, especially the women, and celebrated the LGBTI+ community.Read more
August 14, 2018
On August 14th the RAINBOW HUB and our new partner, Student One Accommodation, hosted the very first DRAMA QUEERS, where the attendants watched the Netflix sensation “Hanna Gadsby – Nanette”, followed by a debate in sensitive topics such as feminism, lesbophobia and harassment.Read more
THE DIVAS’ HERSTORY
September 6, 2018
On September 6th we decided to explore one of the LGBTI+ community’s favourite topics: Divas. How did they influence and changed our lives over the years? How do we relate to them? How much power to change homophobia do they hold and what have they done with it in their careers? And, of course, we learned how to Vogue.Read more
PRIDE FAIR DAY
September 22, 2018
On 2018’s Pride Fair Day, the Rainbow Hub had a chance to share a stall with Diverse Voices and promote our cause in Brisbane’s biggest LGBTI+ event of the year. Counting with more than ten volunteers to be present and talk to people, we spent our Saturday having fun, promoting our group and inviting people to be a part of the movement.Read more
INTERNATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
October 9, 2018
On our first meeting of October (10th), the Rainbow Hub celebrated Coming Out day. We shared coming out stories, talked about how our cultural background influenced in our decision making regarding the subject during our lives and how coming out changed it. Also, we chatted about the importance of being supportive of friends going through the same.Read more
October 23, 2018
On October 23rd, the Rainbow Hub met at Student One Accommodations to celebrate Halloween!Read more