Domestic violence is increasingly being seen as an important issue in LGBTIQ communities. As information about LGBTIQ 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 LGBTIQ community groups are all likely to experience a growth in demand.

These pages are designed to help workers and services better understand LGBTIQ domestic violence and therefore provide the best possible help and support to LGBTIQ people and their friends and families.

Information, reading and upcoming events are updated regularly. ´╗┐For the latest conferences, events and updates check our blog.

ACON and the LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Interagency, have produced a number of resources on LGBTIQ domestic violence, these resources are available to download here, on the ACON website or you can use the resource order form to request hard copies to be sent to you.

Downloadable Resources

Tales from the Other Side - Video Resource - ACON’s Anti-Violence Project presents Tales from the Other Side, Stories of LGBTIQ DFV Survival

This video presents stories of survival from those who have experienced domestic or family violence (DFV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.  

The video can be used in a team meeting or training context alongside these training notes.

LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Toolkit

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

"One Size Does Not Fit All: Gap Analysis of NSW domestic violence support services" (210KB)
"Another Closet" (5.5MB)
"Is Your Service GLBT Friendly?" (492KB)
"There's No Pride in Domestic Violence" (81KB)
"Tales From Another Closet - Personal Stories" (275KB)

"Intersex for Allies" (1.3Mb)

“Making your service intersex-friendly” (1.1Mb)

"Your beautiful child, information for parents of intersex kids" (2.2Mb)

Resources from the StandUP Campaign

A3 Poster - Version 1

A3 Poster - Version 2

Resources from the Safer Relationships Out West Forum - March 2011, Penrith.

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 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