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Ben Bjarnesen (right) wearing a LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation shirt against a Mardi Gras backdrop

Ben Bjarnesen’s DV charity to march in Mardi Gras Parade

The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation will bring an important message to Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade with their first float on Saturday night. Queensland campaigner Ben Bjarnesen (above right), founded the charity in 2020. Each year on May 28, the charity recognises LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Ben, a domestic violence survivor himself, said the …

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Gay Queensland cop Ben Bjarnesen opens up in powerful TEDx talk

Queensland police officer Ben Bjarnesen has shared his own experience of domestic violence in a powerful TEDx talk. The openly gay police officer is a domestic violence survivor. Earlier this year Bjarnesen spoke at TEDxUQ hosted by the University of Queensland. The popular lectures are held on thousands of different topics all over the world. …

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Why QPS Acting Sergeant Ben Bjarnesen Became An LGBTI Liaison Officer

Acting Sergeant Ben Bjarnesen (pictured right) is both an LGBTI Liaison officer in the Queensland Police Service and a member of the LGBTIQ community. QN Magazine recently spoke to Ben about why he became an LGBTI Liaison Officer and how the volunteer role has allowed him to make a difference to members of the community. …

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To serve and protect – everyone

QNews Magazine talks to three LGBTI Liaison Officers in the Queensland Police Service who provide support and assistance to our community in addition to their regular duties. Society requires police. We all want to go about our daily lives safe from crime. Police are entrusted by the community with protecting citizens from harm, preventing crime, …

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LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Is Under-Reported, And This Police Officer Wants That To Change

Increased representation of LGBTI people in domestic violence awareness campaigns is needed to increase reporting of violence in same-sex relationships, a Queensland Police Service LGBTI Liaison Officer has said. In late 2016, Fortitude Valley-based Senior Constable Ben Bjarnesen was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship, a grant that allows Australians to travel overseas to conduct …