Media release – LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day 2024

Under a partnership funding by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Engender Equality and Working It Out are proud to acknowledge LGBTIQA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day 2024. While the experiences of intimate partner violence, abuse and coercive control in LGBTIQA+ relationships are often made invisible in wider discourse of family violence, LGBTIQA+ people experience family and intimate partner violence at similar or higher rates to the heterosexual/cisgender/endosex population. Based on population data and statistics, it is estimated that around 19, 000 LGBTIQA+ Tasmanians have suffered at least one form of violence perpetrated by an intimate partner.

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