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Elder abuse and LGBTIQ

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Seniors Rights Victoria defines elder abuse as ‘mistreatment of an older person that is committed by someone with whom the older person has a relationship of trust such as a partner, child or other family member, friend or paid carer.’ Where the person is a family member or in a family-like relationship, such abuse will also be family violence.

Young people and family violence

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Rejection of LGBTIQ young people by their family of origin, due to their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status, is a strong predictor of internalised stigma, depression and suicidality as well as a range of poor health and wellbeing outcomes, which are risk factors of family and intimate partner violence. Rejection by a family of origin may include the use of physical violence against a young person, neglect, or forced homelessness by eviction from the family home.

Regional, Rural & LGBTIQ

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There are some factors which are unique to the experience of family violence for LGBTIQ people in rural, regional and outer-metropolitan areas.

OMG I'm QTIPOC

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QTIPOC stands for Queer, Trans, or Intersex, Person of Colour. And that's exactly what this new resource explores: being a person of colour, as well as being queer. Created by Drummond St, Minus18, and Invisible The Drum, OMG I'm QTIPOC dives into everything from coming out (or not coming out) to the beauty of community; from activism to love across cultures; from the QTIPOC acronym to queerness itself.
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