Supporters

We are constantly growing our impact and raising awareness across Australia and the world, and we couldn’t have done it without the passion and contribution of our supporters.

Become a Supporter

We are always looking to grow our family so that we can continue to increase our impact in LGBTQ communities and we need your support. The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation relies on support from the corporate sector, people of influence and passionate individuals.

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Patrons

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The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO was born in Brisbane in 1942 and spent her early years in Ilfracombe, a small town in Central Western Queensland. In 1965, she graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from The University of Queensland and, in the same year, was admitted to the Queensland Bar.

She has since enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland, and was the first woman to serve as Governor General of Australia. (2008–14).  Dame Quentin became a Patron for the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation in 2020.

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Todd Fernando

Todd Fernando is a descendant of the Kalarie peoples of the Wiradjuri nation and identifies as queer with pronouns he/him. Todd is the Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities – the second person to fill this groundbreaking position. In this role, Todd provides high-level strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the development of policies, services and programs to meet the needs of LGBTIQ+ communities. Todd is a leading expert in reforming social policy and cultural safety frameworks in public and private sectors across Australia. Todd is recognised as a strategic thought leader, with a commitment to improving outcomes and opportunities for all Australians.

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Ro Allen

With 25 years’ experience in community services, governance and social justice, Ro Allen has a deep commitment to equality and a broad experience in strategic advocacy. As Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, Ro works to uphold Victorians’ rights, promote accountability and to build a fairer, safer and more inclusive community.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ro held a wide range of leadership roles including serving as the inaugural Victorian Commissioner for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) Communities. In this role, Ro worked tirelessly to promote the safety and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ Victorians, advocate for their rights, and provide strategic advice to the Victorian Government.

Ambassadors

Our ambassadors play an important role in promoting the LGBTQ DV Awareness Day and the Foundation’s work through their networks and communities.

Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black

Academy Award® Winning Filmmaker, Writer, and Social Activist

Ali Brigginshaw

Ali Brigginshaw

Captain, Australian Jillaroos

Deena Lynch

Deena Lynch

Multi-Faceted Creative Storyteller

Ben Cohen MBE

Ben Cohen MBE

Rugby World Cup Winner and Activist

Steve Pennells

Steve Pennells

Award-Winning Journalist

Urzila Carlson

Urzila Carlson

Multi Award-Winning Comedian, Best-Selling Author

Dolly Diamond

Dolly Diamond

Cabaret Queen

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Actor

Pat Abboud

Pat Abboud

Journalist, Broadcaster, Documentary Maker

Corporate Partners

Our fabulous corporate partners make an incredible difference to our ability to raise awareness and provide education and support to help end domestic violence in LGBTQ communities.

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