2021 Awareness Day
The creation of LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day was a historic moment. It was the first time in history that an awareness day was formed to highlight domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse (DFV) occurring in LGBTQ+ communities.
Held annually on May 28, LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day is the only day like it in the world. It aims to help end violence and abuse within LGBTQ+ communities, by increasing visibility through the annual awareness day campaign. While the campaign started in Australia the day is being recognised in many other countries in 2021 including the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and The Netherlands.
The theme for the 2021 event is #SeenAndBelieved. Workplaces, educational institutions and the community, are encouraged to start a conversation about what they can do to ensure all people, including our LGBTQ+ communities, are supported if they experience domestic or family violence. People are also encouraged to learn more about the unique methods of power and control that may be experienced in LGBTQ+ relationships and how to reduce any barriers to reporting.
With your support, and the support of our community we can ensure that there are no invisible victims in the future and that everyone, no matter what their sexuality or gender identity is, can feel #SeenAndBelieved and be given hope.