LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

With high levels of domestic violence being experienced within LGBTI relationships and seriously low levels of reporting, Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day is aiming to turn the tables. As part of National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, the inaugural ‘LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day will launch on Thursday 28 May 2020 with the #ImHereForYou campaign.

Our objective is to:
• Raise awareness of domestic violence within LGBTIQ+ communities
• Remember LGBTIQ+ victims of domestic violence who have lost their lives
• Recognise LGBTIQ+ survivors
• Support those LGBTIQ+ people currently in an abusive relationship.

To get involved we ask that you record a short video or take a photo and write a few words using the hashtag #ImHereForYou, conveying messages of hope to LGBTIQ+ victims and survivors of DV and post it to your social media. Don’t forget to follow and tag us in your post at @LGBTI.DV.Awareness.Day

Here are some examples:
#ImHereForYou to help stamp out LGBTI domestic violence. Because everyone deserves a life free from violence and abuse.
#ImHereForYou and I will be an active LGBTI ally in the workplace.
#ImHereForYou if you need support or someone to talk to.

On May 28, share with your friends, family, workplace and members of our LGBTI communities that you’re here for them and help us raise awareness, remember the victims who’ve lost their lives, and support those in abusive relationships and those who have survived.

For more information or to download our resources, visit http://LGBTIDVAwarenessDay.com

Thank you for your help, for everything you have done for me over the last few days. Your services are more than impressive and impeccable for anyone who may be in danger or in need of help of any kind. I may not be here today without your protection and the services you provided me. It is amazing to know there are people out there that give their absolute best to keep others safe, because they can and they care. Before making the call to you I felt too ashamed and far too proud to ask anyone for help. But now I feel strong knowing that I had the courage to put my hand up and ask for help. It saved my life! 

Sarah, Gold Coast

Your donation will help us...

  • Provide support to women and children to re-build their lives in our bridging accommodation.
  • Provide emergency transport and accommodation for women and children in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provide safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by violence.
  • Educate Queenslanders on how to help family/friends/colleagues who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic and family violence.