Same sex domestic violence is increasingly being seen as an important issue in the gay and lesbian communities. As information about same sex domestic violence increases the demands on a wide range of services will also increase. Services such as the police and courts, domestic violence and sexual assault services, women's health centres, general health services and gay and lesbian community groups are all likely to experience a growth in demand from gay men and lesbians.

These pages are designed to help you and your service better understand same sex domestic violence and therefore provide the best possible help and support to gay men, lesbians and their friends and families. Information, reading and upcoming events will be updated regularly. ´╗┐For the latest conferences, events and updates check our blog.

ACON, along with the SSDV Interagency, have produced a number of resources on SSDV, these resources are available to download here, or you can use the resource order form to request hard copies to be sent to you.

Downloadable Resources

GLBTIQ Domestic Violence Toolkit

A new resource for agencies and service providers supporting GLBTIQ victims of domestic violence and their families.

"One Size Does Not Fit All: Gap Analysis of NSW domestic violence support services" (210KB)
"Another Closet"
"Is Your Service GLBT Friendly?"
"There's No Pride in Domestic Violence"
"Tales From Another Closet - Personal stories of domestic violence in same-sex relationships"


Resources from the Safer Relationships Out West Forum - March 2011

Domestic Violence: A Transgender Perspective - powerpoint presentation by Liz Ceissman of The Gender Centre.

Lesbians and Domestic Violence - powerpoint presentation by Celia Hutton, SOAAR network and Wimlah Women's Refuge.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Executive Summary and Recommendations of the Gap Analysis of NSW domestic violence support services in relation to GLBTI communities' needs - Annaliese Constable, Nancy de Castro, Robert Knapman and Moo Baulch, ACON 2011.

Speech by Nic Parkhill CEO, ACON at the launch of the Toolkit for mainstream service providers to assist when working with LGBTI people experiencing domestic violence


Another Closet resources

Another Closet booklet - information for gay and lesbian people experiencing domestic violence, reprint 2009.

Wallet-sized SSDV Another Closet information card


There's No Pride resources

There's No Pride in Domestic Violence Pamphlet

There's No Pride in Domestic Violence Poster


Right Here, Right Now poster campaign

"Right Here Right Now ... being afraid of your boyfriend can be a sign of domestic violence" A4 Poster

"Right Here Right Now ... being afraid of your girlfriend can be a sign of domestic violence" A4 Poster