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RFVP Disability Inclusion and Safety Resource Hub

LGBTIQA+

The Disability Inclusion and Safety Resource Hub has been developed for organisations and practitioners who are working with people with disability who are experiencing or using family violence. 

The Resource Hub provides ready access to important resources that promote safety, accessibility, equity and inclusion of people with disability which can aid in reducing barriers and increasing safety.  Resources are relevant to Organisational Leaders, Specialist Family Violence and Sexual Assault Practitioners, Disability Services, Health, Family Support, Education and others.


Family violence for LGBTIQA+ adults and young people with disability occurs at a significantly higher rate than for those within the LGBTIQA+ community without disability. For LGBTIQA+ people with disability, experiences of family violence can be more extreme, more sustained,
and likely to include multiple perpetrators across their lifetime. LGBTIQA+ people with disability may experience family violence from an intimate partner, a parent, paid or unpaid caregiver, service provider, co-resident, or any person they consider to be in a ‘family like relationship’ with. Family violence may occur within multiple settings including their home or an alternative home-like setting, within a service or medical setting.


Thorne Harbour Health website

About this resource: Thorne Harbour Health can provide specific support for people experiencing FV from the Rainbow Community. Thorne Harbour Health also have resources and information for LGBTIQA+ community wanting information on the NDIS.

Applying this resource: For specialist family violence and sexual assault organisations and practitioners and people from LGBTIQA+ community. 

Pride in Prevention

About this resource: A guide for communications and engagement to support primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.

Applying this resource: For specialist family violence and sexual assault organisations and practitioners and people from LGBTIQA+ community. 

Opening Doors - Ensuring LGBTIQ-inclusive family, domestic and sexual violence services

About this resource: Opening Doors: Ensuring LGBTIQ-inclusive family, domestic and sexual violence services (Opening Doors) details findings from a multi-phase, mixed method study that considers how to improve family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) service accessibility and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people in Australia.

Applying this resource: For specialist family violence and sexual assault organisations and practitioners and people from LGBTIQA+ community. 

LGBTIQA+ and neurodiverse community - I Can Network

About this resource: There are a significant number of Autistic people who also belong to the LGBTIQA+ community, an intersection that is reflected in formal research, rich anecdotal evidence from around the world and from the lived experience.  The I Can Network has developed resources for young people, family members and professionals and services to assist in meaningful inclusion and engagement of LGBTIQA+ young people who are Autistic.   

Applying this resource: For practitioners to utilise in practice with Neurodivergent LGBTIQA+ young people and families they are supporting.  Professional development is also available.    

Rainbow Inclusion Network website

About this resource: A website for LGBTIQA+ people with disability, co-designed with LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability. It contains accessible booklets, fact sheets, videos, posters and more. 

Applying this resource: For people with disability and practitioners.    

LGBTIQA+ resources for First Nations communities – Black Rainbow

About this resource: Black Rainbow is a national volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB social enterprise to pursue positive health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
LGBQTIA+SB community located in the Top End capital, Darwin, Northern Territory.

On the Black Rainbow Website, access the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQASB+ Mental
Health and Wellbeing Report which explores Trauma; Racism; Discrimination; and Violence; and
connection to Culture, Community and Country as significant factors impacting Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander LGBTIQASB+ people’s social, emotional and cultural wellbeing.

Applying this resource: For specialist family violence and sexual assault organisations and practitioners and people
from LGBTIQA+ community 

Sex is for everyone

About this resource: Many people with intellectual disability have experienced breaches of their bodily autonomy and privacy and/or practices which restrict or deny their sexual or gender identity. Research indicates people with intellectual disability experience higher rates of violence and abuse including sexual assault. These rates are higher again for women with intellectual disability. 

Having access to information regarding healthy relationships and safe sex practices in ways that is accessible vital to empower people with intellectual disability to have healthy relationships and be safer from harm.  

Applying this resource: For people with disability and practitioners.   

Our rights as LGBTIQA+ people with disability in Australia

About this resource: Created alongside people with disability, this resource provides information to LGBTIQA+ people with disability about their rights to express their sexual or gender identity and feel safe in their communities.   

Applying this resource: For people with disability and practitioners.  

Assessing resources for LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability

About this resource: A critical assessment tool for ensuring that resources being created or provided are accessible and useable for LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability.

Applying this resource: For organisations and practitioners.     

Connecting with LGBTIQA+ community

About this resource: An accessible resource to assist  LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability to connect to other people and their community.

Applying this resource: For people with disability and practitioners.     

Our Rainbow Lives

About this resource: An accessible resource that provides information about LGBTIQA+ identity, experiences, sexuality, gender and bodies for people with intellectual disability and their supporters. 

Applying this resource: For people with disability and practitioners.     

NDIA LGBTIQA+ Strategy – Easy English

About this resource: The NDIA has written a strategy with LGBTIQA+ people for LGBTIQA+ people outlining the NDIA’s commitment to ensure LGBTIQA+ people are treated with respect when talking with the NDIA. This is an accessible resource for people with disability that provides a summary of the Strategy in an Easy
English format.

Applying this resource: For people with disability and practitioners.     

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