LGBTIQA+ people often face multiple forms of discrimination which can make it more difficult to seek support for experiences of domestic and family violence. Below are links to information and resources that have been designed to better serve the LGBTIQA+ community and to organisations that specifically serve LGBTIQA+ communities and are educated about their experiences/worries.
Say It Out LoudDeveloped by ACON, Say It Out Loud is a national resource for LGBTQ+ communities and service professionals working with people who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence.
Rainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence HelplineRainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline is for anyone from the LGBTIQ+ community who has experienced, or is experiencing, sexual, domestic or family violence and for anyone supporting them. Run by Full Stop Australia.1800 497 212
Rainbow DoorRainbow Door is a free specialist helpline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls. It provides information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family; including for family violence and elder abuse.1800 729 367
WithRespectWithRespect is a specialist LGBTIQ+ family violence service in Victoria provided in a partnership by four organisations, Queerspace/drummond street, Transgender Victoria, Thorne-Harbour Health and Switchboard. Business hours Mon to Fri.1800 542 847