Our History

Ethnic+ understands that we are more than just our ethnicity. The purpose of this association is to understand and be understood through providing a safe place for members of the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) rainbow community and allies to meet, discuss and support each other through the specific challenges they may face.

Ethnic+ was born in the heart of Brisbane, Australia in February 2020 when many hearts, minds and souls from all the world gathered to eat copious amounts of food (naturally) and share what their experiences of being culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and part of the rainbow community has meant to them.

All at different points of journey, one thing was in common – this terrible problem of having felt at one point in time or even currently to live dual lives – one as a queer person of colour or cultural diversity and one as what they thought their families wanted. Thus, Ethnic+ was born. To network, collect and together share stories, experiences and love to overcome this problem we all faced. We believe stories save lives and we’re determined to increase the visibility and support available for the CALD Rainbow community in Australia.

Ethnic+ would not exist if not for its sister organisation, Ethnic LGBT+ (www.ethniclgbt.com) where our stories of the rainbow community are proudly housed and are now proudly officially part of the Queensland State Library’s archives. For the first time in Queensland history, the stories of the Ethnic Rainbow community are officially documented as part of State records.

Our Values


Increase visibility of positive Rainbow experiences in the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community through sharing stories and lived experiences.


Deliver results that balance the value provided to members and the public with the need to ensure ongoing financial viability while managing our risks and challenges.

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Create and curate quality educational resources and events for members.


Connect members with each other and the wider public.


Advocate on behalf of members and empower advocacy within membership.


Increase the membership and management of the organisation and support good governance.

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Our Team