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 DFV within LGBTQ communities, by increasing visibility through the annual awareness day campaign.
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.
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day is the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser each year, and your support will enable the Foundation to develop and distribute specific resources on the complexities of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities, educating victims and upskilling the friends, allies, workplaces and communities to identify, respond and support these invisible victims.
With your generous 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 seen, believed, supported and be given hope.