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Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone

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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If you’re experiencing domestic or family violence, pick up the phone

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 …

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Domestic and family violence: Not now, not ever, not anyone

Domestic and family violence affects all communities including transgender people and, just as it affects all people, the laws regarding domestic and family violence in Queensland, protect all people. Domestic and family violence is about power and control. It can involve physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. The abuse need not be physical. Crissie* was …

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Building A Healthy Relationship Free From DFV

It’s easy to know you’re in a healthy relationship. You feel happy, safe, supported and respected. Your partner does not tell you what you can do or who you can see. They do not monitor your behaviour to ensure compliance. Domestic and family violence is not about conflict. It is about power and control. In …

Community Forum On Domestic and Family Violence

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 …

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

AskDocQ: Talk To Your GP About Domestic And Family Violence

Healthy relationships work best when they are built on love and mutual respect, but sometimes people can find themselves stuck in a relationship that is more about abuse and control… this is domestic violence. It can happen to anyone – including LGBTIQ people, and it doesn’t have to be your partner, it could be a …

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Everyone Wishes For A Happy Ever After – A Happy, Healthy Relationship

Abusive partners in LGBTIQ relationships often claim violent or disrespectful behaviour is normal. It is not. A healthy relationship is a healthy relationship regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion or hair colour. Unfortunately, sometimes previously healthy relationships deteriorate, and domestic and family violence enters the picture. QNews Magazine asked Krissi and Louise (pictured) …

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Queensland Government Campaign Targets Domestic Violence In LGBTIQ Community

A new state government campaign is helping raise awareness of domestic and family violence within the LGBTIQ community and deliver advice and information on where to go for support. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said domestic and family violence “doesn’t discriminate; it can happen to anyone.” “Research shows that …

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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 …

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