The project is seeking voices of LGBTIQ people with lived experience of domestic and family violence willing to share their stories and advocate for awareness of the issue.
51 per cent of respondents also agreed that sexual coercion and pressure were common among gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer men.
The project will be discontinued after 30 June, 2019 if the Inner City Legal Centre can’t raise the necessary funds to keep it afloat.
“Many white cis gays feel that it’s not their fight. Trans rights are a trans issue. Racism is a problem for people of colour. Women will figure out misogyny, and so on.”
“Research shows that LGBTIQ people suffer domestic and family violence at the same rates, or perhaps even higher, than the broader community.”
“Most current services for people who use violence originate from models targeted at heterosexual men.”
MCV currently has three new roles open to help with the project.
“Many still wonder how two women or two men could have violence in their relationship, because they’re the same gender.”
“Because our community tends to report to police at much lower rates than the general population, we do need to rely on our friends for support and to intervene.”