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Health advocates say LGBTIQ+ communities left behind in Budget

Health advocates say LGBTIQ+ communities left behind in Budget

Warning: This article contains mentions of domestic violence and suicide. Australia’s peak body for LGBTIQ+ health has welcomed many measures in the just-released 2022-23 Budget, but warns LGBTIQ+ communities are being left behind. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is calling for specific funding measures that will directly address LGBTIQ+ needs and priorities. While the Budget provides […]

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Labor promises specific support for LGBTIQA+ domestic violence

Labor promises specific support for LGBTIQA+ domestic violence

Labor have promised additional funding to support LGBTIQ+ people affected by domestic violence if elected to government. The opposition say their commitment to fund an additional 15 workers across community organisations will have a positive effect on 1,200 people. The joint announcement from Linda Burney the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, and Senator […]

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Maxi Shield joins new domestic violence prevention campaign

Maxi Shield joins new domestic violence prevention campaign

Warning: This article contains mentions of domestic and family violence. With Mardi Gras days away, Domestic Violence prevention campaign We’re Better Than That has launched a second video series with two videos featuring Drag Race Down Under contestant Maxi Shield. In the emotional video, Maxi Shield shares that they are actually a survivor of domestic […]

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New campaign spotlights healthy, diverse LGBTQ relationships

New campaign spotlights healthy, diverse LGBTQ relationships

Showcasing positive representations of the diverse range of relationships that exist in LGBTQ communities, and promoting what healthy relationships can look like, are the focus of a new Australian-first campaign from NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON. Launched to coincide with this year’s Human Rights Day, At the Front Door is a campaign that seeks […]

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LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day shows need for action

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day shows need for action

Warning: This article contains mentions of domestic and intimate partner violence. LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day is coming up this Friday 28th May, following the theme #SeenAndBelieved. First marked in Australia just last year, the day aims to shine a light on domestic violence in LGBTQ+ relationships, and the need for tailored support services for […]

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Say It Out Loud: National domestic & family violence resource launched

Say It Out Loud: National domestic & family violence resource launched

LGBTQ+ people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence (SDFV) from across Australia will now have access to relevant, culturally appropriate and state-specific information and resources with the national rollout of the digital support hub, Say It Out Loud. Produced by ACON, Australia’s largest sexuality and gender diverse health organisation, Say It Out Loud is […]

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Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

This story contains information about domestic violence  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March. The march is held each year to commemorate and honour the lives of those who have died in the last year through family and domestic violence related incidents. In the last 12 months, 15 people […]

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MP Aaron Stonehouse says there is no need to outlaw sexual choking

MP Aaron Stonehouse says there is no need to outlaw sexual choking

Content Warning: domestic violence, choking, sexual activity Liberal Democrat MLC Aaron Stonehouse says the WA government needs to get out of people’s bedrooms and stop trying to make choking sex play illegal. “Today I went through the business paper of legislation before the Parliament and I discovered that the Attorney-General wants to make erotic asphyxiation […]

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Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate, so on Thursday 28 May, Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day will shine a light on the staggeringly high levels of domestic violence being experienced within LGBTI relationships, and seriously low levels of reporting. Statistics show that up to 62 per cent of LGBTI people have experienced domestic violence within […]

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Variety & One Fell Swoop join forces for domestic violence victims

Variety & One Fell Swoop join forces for domestic violence victims

Children’s charity Variety Australia are teaming up with Linney’s Jewellers for an afternoon of fashion and food to aid victims of domestic violence in Australia. Guests are instructed to bring a new toy or game that will be donated to Variety’s Toy Bank. Variety, who work intimately with the Women’s Council for Domestic & Family […]

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