The LGBTQIA+ community are impacted by sexual assault, however little statistics are available. While greater research needs to be done, one study found that 25% experienced sexual assault within a same-sex relationship, despite representing around 11% of the population.
Sourced from Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, 2019.
- QLife, or Diverse Voices (QLD Branch) is a free phone service for people who identify as LGBTQIA+. The peer support and referral service can support people to discuss a range of issues including sexual assault and support to access the most appropriate service. Their phone service operates 3pm - Midnight everyday of the year and is 1800 184 527. Their website can be found by clicking here.
- The Domestic Violence Resource Centre for Victoria has also developed an information brochure about abuse in same sex relationships. This can be found on their website by clicking here
- Open Doors Youth Service supports LGBTQIA+ young people (aged 12-24) across South East Queensland. They can support with housing, sexual health, case management and other support services and programs. You can learn more about their service and how they can support you or someone you are supporting by clicking here.