The only day like it in the world: LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

1 in 2 LGBTQ+ people will experience domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse (DV) in their lifetime, yet victims remain largely invisible with incredibly low levels of reporting.

The LGBTQ DV Awareness Foundation raises awareness of this invisible issue all year round, including through the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day on May 28, every year.

The theme for this year’s LGBTQ DV Awareness Day is #SeenAndBelieved, ensuring there are no invisible victims in the future and that every survivor can feel seen and believed and be given hope.

You can get involved in this year’s LGBTQ DV Awareness Day by taking a pledge as an individual, an organisation, or both! Help change the national conversation around domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse to ensure LGBTQ+ folk can access the support they need to live free from violence and abuse.

DVConnect CEO Beck O’Connor said, “We see this day as an incredible opportunity to continue learning how to support, empower and actively reduce barriers to safety for LGBTQ+ folk.”

You can also show your support for the work of the Foundation by purchasing tickets to the inaugural Light Up the Night Charity Gala. The elegant, black-tie event held at Brisbane City Hall on Friday, May 27 is an opportunity to support this important cause while enjoying a sophisticated evening with friends.

Tickets to the Gala are on sale now but selling fast. Get yours today.

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About LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Held annually on May 28, LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day is the only day like it in the world.

The day aims to help end violence and abuse within LGBTQ+ communities, by increasing visibility through the annual awareness day campaign.

While the campaign started in Australia, 2021 saw the awareness day expand globally with government departments and organisations from eleven countries recognising the day including England, Wales, the USA, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands.

The theme for the 2022 event is #SeenAndBelieved. 

Help and Support for LGBTQ+ victim survivors

If you are in immediate danger, always call 000.

DVConnect can help if you or someone you know is unsafe at home. Call our 24/7 crisis line on 1800 811 811 if you are living in Queensland. If you are outside of Queensland, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. You can also find other help and support service on the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation’s website.

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How your donation will help

  • Provides operational support to fund our bridging accommodation residence Bella's Sanctuary.
  • Provides emergency transport and accommodation for Queenslanders in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provides safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by domestic and family violence.
  • Educates Queenslanders on how to help family, friends and colleagues who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic and family violence.