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13 July 2020
Surviving Abuse: Estrangement and Grief

Surviving Abuse: Estrangement and Grief

Written by Bridget Harilaou      Content note: suicidality, suicidal ideation, intimate partner…

07 May 2024
An ode to two orbs of light

An ode to two orbs of light

Content note: this piece contains brief mentions of misgendering and family abuse …

02 April 2024

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Rainbow Territory regular meeting- NT
21
May

Rainbow Territory regular meeting- NT

About Rainbow Territory – formed in September 2014, Rainbow Territory is an…

21 May 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
ONE FOR THE GIRLS AND THE GAYS
22
May

ONE FOR THE GIRLS AND THE GAYS

Join comedians Jess Fuchs (girl) and Nick White (gay) for another raucous…

22 May 7:30 pm –
Queer Development Program Showcase- NSW
23
May

Queer Development Program Showcase- NSW

The culmination of Performance Space's Queer Development Program, this showcase is a…

23 May 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Queer Arts Alliance Fundraiser- WA
25
May

Queer Arts Alliance Fundraiser- WA

Fundraiser for Queer Arts Alliance, supporting LGBTQIA+ artists' careers and grassroots engagement…

25 May 6:00 pm –
Queer Youth- QLD
27
May

Queer Youth- QLD

All welcome for social connection, snacks, activities, information and potentially guest speakers…

27 May 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Playgroups with Pride WA
28
May

Playgroups with Pride WA

Tuesdays 1-3pm (during school terms) $5 for one child or $8 for…

28 May 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Queerly Beloved- NT
31
May

Queerly Beloved- NT

Curated by SUGARBAG, members of the Darwin LGBTQIA+SB community are invited to…

31 May 7:30 pm –
OUT WEST PRIDE PARTY- NSW
22
Jun

OUT WEST PRIDE PARTY- NSW

PASH Western Sydney is a not-for-profit social night for the LGBTIQA+ community…

22 June 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

LGBTQ+ Domestic and Family Violence

Although data is limited, available evidence indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people are just as likely as women in the general population (non-LGBTQ+) to experience domestic and/or family violence (DFV), that’s about 1 in 3 who have experienced it in a past or present relationship.

Despite the prevalence of DFV for LGBTQ+ people, our communities are less likely to find support services that meet our specific needs, we are less likely to identify the occurrence of DFV in our relationships and less likely to report it to the police or to seek support from services.

The chances are that you or someone you know is, or has been, in an abusive relationship.

Throughout this site we refer to LGBTQ+ people, standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, or in other words, people of diverse genders and sexualities. We understand that this acronym will not and cannot suit everyone and every diverse identity. For information about intersex people please see our About Us page.

 

At The Front Door

At The Front Door is a mini-documentary, filmed in 2021, that meets people in different relationships from LGBTQ+ communities in NSW. We learn what is unique about our relationships, what challenges we face together and how we overcome them through pride, strength and love.

Think your relationship could be better?

In LGBTQ+ communities, there can be less pressure to have relationships based on more traditional models. As a result, our relationships come in all looks, forms, sizes and configurations.

However, there are healthy traits which are important to all relationships, regardless of how they appear on the surface. Those traits include trust, feeling secure, consent, communication and respect.

If you’re already in a good relationship, but think there is room for growth, check out our tried and true tips for a rock solid relationship!

gay couple fighting and making up
Artist: Mat Pal, Sydney

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