LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

27 May 2020
LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

The inaugural LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day will be commemorated on 28 May 2020 during this year’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

Many victims and survivors of DV in LGBTIQ+ relationships feel invisible, like they won’t be supported, and that no one will believe them. The theme for this year’s LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day is #ImHereForYou.

Join us in raising awareness of Domestic Violence (DV) in LGBTIQ+ communities, remembering LGBTIQ+ victims of DV who have lost their lives, recognising LGBTIQ+ survivors and acknowledging the struggles of those LGBTIQ+ people who may currently be in an abusive relationship. 

“It’s so important that people from LGBTI communities know that help is available for them, that they don’t have to live with abuse and that everyone, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity, deserves to live a life free from violence and abuse,” said founder, Ben Bjarnesen.

“On May 28, tell your friends, family and LGBTI communities that you’re here for them and help raise awareness, remember the victims who’ve lost their lives, and support those in abusive relationships and those that have survived.”

Find out more about this initiative here: https://www.lgbtidvawarenessday.com/

Seeking Help

Relationships Australia WA is continuing to deliver support services for people across Western Australia during this unprecedented and difficult time - over the telephone, by video conferencing or online to clients.

All of our services are available to LGBTIQ+ individuals and couples and we provide a safe, supportive environment.

Please call us on 1300 364 277 to let us know how we can support you and your family.

If you need immediate support, please contact:

Lifeline on 13 11 14
Suicide Line on 1300 651 251
Mensline on 1300 78 99 78
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800