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#SeenAndBelieved LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day highlights domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse in LGBTQ+ communities. The annual campaign increases visibility to help ensure there are no invisible victims in the future. Because everyone, no matter what their sexuality or gender identity, should feel #SeenAndBelieved. The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation invites everyone to …

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Gold Coast storm chaser Glen Tipler remains under police guard in hospital following the suspicious house fire that killed his former partner 21-year-old Adam Marriott. Thick smoke forced firefighters to wear breathing apparatus while attending the blaze at Tipler’s rented townhouse on Wednesday night. They later found Adam Marriott dead inside the residence. Afterwards, 38-year-old …

Domestic Violence order rockhampton man

A Rockhampton man convicted of breaching a domestic violence order, and obstructing and assaulting police, blamed his actions on drug use that resulted from bullying at school. The 35-year-old man’s lawyer told Rockhampton Magistrates Court that he turned to marijuana at 14 as a coping mechanism after bullying for being gay. The defendant cannot be …

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The right to live a life free from domestic violence and abuse is a person’s most basic human right. But for many LGBTQ people, it is sadly not a reality. More than half of LGBTQ people will experience some form of domestic, family or intimate partner violence or abuse in their lifetime. But most victims …

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LGBTIQ+ Australians under 25 are 4.5 times more likely to be at risk of domestic and family violence than those 25 years and over, according to new research. Equality Australia and Drummond Street Services’ Centre for Family Research and Evaluation in Victoria have released a research report on domestic and family violence affecting LGBTIQ+ people, …

queensland police officer Ben Bjarnesen lgbti liaison officer domestic and family violence awareness campaign

May 28 will be Australia’s inaugural LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day, a new initiative to address high rates of unreported domestic violence within LGBTIQ relationships. Recent studies show up to 62 per cent of lesbian, gay, transgender and queer Australians have experienced some form of domestic abuse within their relationships. However, as few as six …

domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence takes many forms, which can include psychological manipulation. Perpetrators attempt to pull the strings — manipulating their partners to gain power and control. A partner who is using manipulation as a form of control can cause you to doubt yourself, often to a point where you no longer trust your own …

queensland police officer Ben Bjarnesen lgbti liaison officer domestic and family violence awareness campaign

Domestic and family violence (DFV) can affect anyone, including people in previously healthy relationships. Senior Constable Ben Bjarnesen received a Churchill Fellowship to conduct research into enhancing the Queensland Police Service (QPS) response to domestic and family violence. He also has personal experience of an unhealthy relationship. Ben shares his own story and offers advice …

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People experiencing domestic and family violence require support. In Queensland that support is available for all people needing it, including LGBTIQ people. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, the time to act is now. Support and counselling are available, over the phone, online and in person. No one should …

During 2019, QN Magazine will be working to increase awareness of domestic and family violence in the LGBTIQ community with our campaign partners the Queensland Government, in conjunction with other community organisations. To facilitate the year’s activities, QN Magazine will hold a community forum on Thursday, February 7 for people interested in, or with lived …

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