LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation Ltd
What is the theme for this year’s LGBTQ DV Awareness Day?
It is vital that domestic violence victims and survivors are seen and believed if we are to make a significant impact on stamping out domestic violence in LGBTQ communities. So our theme for this year’s LGBTQ DV Awareness Day is #seenandbelieved.
What is the date of the LGBTQ DV Awareness Day?
It’s the same date every year – 28 May. So put it in your calendar and hit repeat.
How do I take part?
There are plenty of ways you can get involved in the Awareness Day and in the work of the Foundation. Take a look.
Why don’t you include the ‘I’ for intersex?
We’re here to be a good intersex ally by raising the visibility of intersex community priorities, as articulated in the Darlington Statement, and deferring to intersex-led organisations such as Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) and Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA). These organisations are intersex-led so we defer to them rather than to speak on their behalf.
There is very little domestic and family violence information and research that specifically includes people with intersex variations. Much more attention, resources and support is needed for the intersex community regarding domestic and family violence.
The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation is proud to affirm our commitment to the Darlington Statement, developed by intersex organisations and advocates, which articulates the human rights demands of people with intersex variations in Australia and New Zealand.
We actively acknowledge the distinctiveness of and diversity within the intersex population, and respect the intersex movement, without tokenism, or instrumentalising or co-opting intersex as a means to other ends.