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Keeping Our Communities Safe – Multicultural LGBTIQ+ Victorians and COVID-19

A banner image where the background is a close-up photograph of a person hugging another person from behind. The person in front has a dark skin tone and is wearing a white button-up shirt. The person behind has a light skin tone and iw earing a striped shirt. The photograph is a close-up of the two people's intertwined forearms and hands. On the left side of the banner, there is large header text that reads "Got questions about COVID? We've got answers." Under the header text is a subtitle that reads "COVID-19 and multicultural LGBTIQ+ communities". On the bottom-right side of the banner, there is the Drummond Street Services logo.

Information sessions Drummond Street Services is running free information sessions for multicultural LGBTIQ+ people about keeping our communities safe from COVID-19. The sessions are safe spaces to ask questions and receive non-judgemental and helpful information. There’s no need to register – you can join anonymously. Step 1. Find a time that suits you Thursday 14 October 6.00–6.30pm (Zoom link) Friday 15 October 11.00–11.30am (Zoom link) Tuesday 19 October 4.00–4.30pm (Zoom […]

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Interactive Case Studies

New Parents, New Possibilities: Interactive Case Studies Interactive case studies were developed to illustrate diverse examples of the transition to parenthood for LGBTIQ+ parents. The case studies bring the research findings to life, highlighting not only the diversity within LGBTIQ+ families and diverse pathways to family formation but also the key risk and protective factors identified through the research. View the case studies below: Read more about the New Parents, […]

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New Parents, New Possibilities – Perinatal Sector Webinar Series

New Parents, New Possibilities – Perinatal Sector Webinar Series A series of four webinars were developed to build on the original sector training to enable professional development for those who are unable to commit to group training. The four part series consists of 30 minute modules: Part I of the series, LGBTIQ+ Family Formation and Reflective Practice, serves to introduce the subject matter and focusses on understanding and awareness of […]

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Prevention in the pandemic

Prevention in the pandemic: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a significant impact on people’s lives and wellbeing around the world.  The pandemic has exacerbated health, social and economic inequalities and globally, rates of family violence have surged. For people who are LGBTIQ+ in Victoria, especially those who experience multiple forms of discrimination and health and wellbeing inequalities, COVID-19 has also exacerbated the drivers of family violence. Responding to a […]

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There’s no safe place at home report

There’s no safe place at home report:         Everyone deserves to feel safe at home, no matter who they are or whom they love. Unfortunately for many LGBTIQ+ people, their homes are not safe places. Equality Australia and the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services have released a groundbreaking research report on domestic and family violence affecting LGBTIQ+ people, There’s no safe place at […]

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Action Research: Use of Family Violence by LGBTIQ+ People

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Action Research: Use of Family Violence by LGBTIQ+ People  National and international research has found that family violence in LGBTIQ+ relationships occurs at rates similar to, if not higher than heterosexual relationships. LGBTIQ+ populations face unique and intersecting vulnerabilities, including that: the impacts of abuse are compounded by discrimination and stigma experienced in a community context;  intimate partner and family violence remains largely invisible in LGBTIQ+ communities due to myths […]

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Co-designing family violence prevention initiatives with marginalised communities

    Co-designing family violence prevention initiatives with marginalised communities There is currently a limited evidence base for understanding the drivers of family violence in LGBTI communities. It is understood that LGBTI people experience family and intimate partner violence at the same, if not greater rates than their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. Research also suggests that family violence against LGBTI people does not occur in a vacuum, but in the context […]

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