Every LGBTQ+ person has the right to feel safe.

LGBTQ+ people also have the right to feel safe to report domestic, family, intimate partner and sexual violence and abuse.

DVConnect provides the Womensline, Mensline and Sexual Assault Helpline to all people, including LGBTQ+ people. You can call the helpline you feel most comfortable calling and ask for information and options from our experienced counsellors.

  • Womensline 1800 811 811
  • Mensline 1800 600 636
  • Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120

Watch this video to find out more about how we help.

You are not alone

Abuse is a bigger problem in LGBTQ+ communities than we think because many people do not feel as seen or supported as other members in our community.

According to the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation, “More than 50% of LGBTQ+ people will experience domestic, family or intimate partner violence and abuse in their lifetime.”

The chances are that you or someone you know is, or has been, in an unsafe relationship.

Despite the prevalence, LGBTQ+ people are less likely to find support services that meet their specific needs, are less likely to identify DFV in their relationships and less likely to report it to the police or to seek support from services.

How we help LGBTQ+ people

Through our helplines, we can provide information and options such as:

  • Emergency transport and accommodation
  • Specialist crisis counselling
  • Safety planning
  • Information, referrals & support
  • Safe accommodation for pets through our Pets In Crisis program
  • And more.

Call Womensline on 1800 811 811

Call Mensline on 1800 600 636

Find out more in the video below about how our team helps people in Queensland to live free from domestic, family and sexual violence.

We know that asking for helping isn’t easy

Reaching out for support is an extremely brave thing to do and our crisis counsellors thank you for putting trust in them.

DVConnect is here to help you explore the options available so you can feel safe at home. We are well-versed in the unique forms of abuse that can be experienced by LGBTQ+ people. Our team respond to people of all experiences and backgrounds and undertake ongoing professional development to support our diverse clients.

Our specialist crisis counsellors can provide confidential advice and support regardless of whether you are in a relationship, thinking about leaving or have already left. We will be guided by you in how we can help.

Call us today.

Call Womensline on 1800 811 811

Call Mensline on 1800 600 636

Resources and services

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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.