Earlier in the week I blogged about the decision of the LNP Government to strip the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC), Queensland's only LGBT health and wellbeing organisation, of $2.6 million in Government funding.
Unfortunately the Government still seems to be committed to this deeply disappointing, short-sighted and ultimately counter-productive decision. However, it is important than as many people as possible take the time to write or contact the Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, Premier Campbell Newman and your local member of Parliament to call for the funding to be reinstated.
Mathew Burke, one of the hosts of the Gay Savvy radio show and podcast, has made available the excellent letter he wrote to the Government objecting to the defunding of QAHC. In his letter he clinically disects the Government's stated reasons, showing that the decision had been made "in haste, without basis and possibly for politically motivated reasons". He also poses a series of highly pertinent questions to the Health Minister about this decision.
You can read the letter below or online here: