This episode talks about domestic violence in the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bixexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer) community. It's probably not appropriate for children and could be a trigger for some listeners.
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence you can talk to someone on 1 800 RESPECT. In an emergency, call the police on 000. Lots more options further down these show notes.
Over the course of the last year Australia seems to have paid more attention to the issue of domestic violence than it ever has before. But, even so, many people are unaware that this isn't just an issue for the mainstream community. It's something that happens in the LGBTIQ community as well.
Moo Baulch is the CEO of Domestic Violence NSW. She'll walk us through what often happens and what you can do about it.
Links for this episode:
In or outside of Australia, Another Closet is a great resource specifically about LGBTIQ domestic violence. (Use "private" or "incognito" mode in your browser, carefully, if you need to hide your visit to this site.)
You can find more information on same sex domestic violence at ACON or Domestic Violence NSW, which has a list of many more services you can contact.
If you're under 27, you might want to talk to Twenty10. Kids Helpline is on 1800 55 1800 Q-Life also offersonline or phone (1 800 184 527) counselling 3pm-12am every day.
The Men's Referral Service is available on 1 300 766 491 and can connect you or someone you know with one of the diversion services we talked about during the episode. Anyone can call it for that information, not just men.
Lynne Hilier's LGBTIQ youth report Writing Themselves In has three versions, all at that link. (Some of the contents of the reports will, naturally, be pretty serious.)
Songs from This Episode:
Dog Days Are Over — Florence + the Machine
Lonely Press Play — Damon Albarn
The Selfish Giant — Damon Albarn
Parades Go By — The Magnetic Fields