Rainbow Families Queensland Are Planning A Camping Weekend This Summer


Rainbow Families Queensland members gather together at an event in a park

The newly-relaunched Rainbow Families Queensland are planning a group camping weekend for same-sex parents and their children in January.

Rainbow Families Queensland convenor Holly Zwalf said there would be activities for all ages, a place to swim, campfires, music and more at the campsite in the Gympie region.

She said camping sites, powered sites, onsite caravans and a limited number of budget and deluxe cabins would be available.

A special discount is available for Rainbow Families members planning to stay that weekend. To find out more, join the Rainbow Families Facebook group.

Later this month, LGBTIQ families from all over south-east Queensland will come together for the official relaunch of Rainbow Families Queensland after a two-year hiatus.

The relaunch event will be held on July 22 from 10am until 1pm at the East Brisbane Bowls Club, and there’ll be a sausage sizzle and coffee for parents and lots of entertainment for kids of all ages.

Zwalf said relaunching the group and bringing together rainbow families will help build a sense of wider community previously missing from Queensland.

“Being a part of a rainbow family is something to celebrate,” she said.

“Having an umbrella organisation representing rainbow families in Queensland is important to protect and advance our rights, educate the wider community about different kinds of families, and to create a social network.”

Regional groups across the state will also be celebrating that same day, with community picnics planned in areas from Cairns through to Mackay and the Fraser Coast.

Earlier this week, Rainbow Families NSW announced they were holding their first weekend camp for local primary school-aged children and their same-sex parents in August.