The family violence sector is undergoing considerable change as result of the Victorian Royal Commission. For details of the various reforms taking place to support LGBTIQ people experiencing family violence, please view Sector Reforms.
The ‘I’ in ‘LGBTI’ is often used to include people with intersex variations, however not all intersex people are LGBT. The ‘I’ in ‘LGBTI’ used in this resource refers to the experiences of those intersex people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
While intersections with LGBT experiences exist for some intersex people, there are major differences between LGBT and intersex experiences .
This includes acts of violence unique to intersex experiences, such as non-consensual ‘normalising’ surgeries which can be experienced by intersex people regardless of whether they are LGBT or not. As the recent LGBTI family violence literature review commissioned by the Victorian Government identified, there is a research gap on the experiences of family violence of people with intersex variation.