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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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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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How can we support people experiencing family violence or abuse?

How can we support people experiencing family violence or abuse?

Warning: This article contains mentions of family violence and abuse. More than six in ten LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia have experienced family violence or abuse from family members. How can we make sure that young LGBTIQA+ people are safe, respected and supported at home? What role do parents, siblings and other family members have […]

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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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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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