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.
Tales from the Other Side - Video Resource - ACON’s Anti-Violence Project presents Tales from the Other Side, Stories of LGBTIQ DFV Survival
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)
Resources from the StandUP Campaign
Resources from the Safer Relationships Out West Forum - March 2011, Penrith.
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.
Another Closet resources
There's No Pride resources
Right Here, Right Now poster campaign