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Blue Mountains - LGBTIQ Safe Relationships

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Inner City Legal Centre

on 18 August 2014

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Transcript of Blue Mountains - LGBTIQ Safe Relationships

Referral pathways
LGBTIQ Safe Relationships
LGBTIQ Community
Who are we?
Safe and healthy
LGBTIQ relationships

What is a safe and healthy LGBTIQ relationship?
Understanding
Domestic and Family
Violence in
LGBTIQ relationships
Common Legal Issues
Safe Relationship Project
Welcome and Introductions
Inner City Legal Centre
Aims:
present CLE about LGBTIQ people and their experiences of DFV
provide information, resources, and referral pathways to better support workers
establish a network of court support allies in NSW
Topics:
LGBTIQ identities
Understanding DFV in LGBTIQ relationships
Common legal issues
Referral pathways
Safe and healthy LGBTIQ relationships
Is your service LGBTIQ inclusive?
Why are we not accessing services?
LGBTIQ community lack of knowledge about DFV
cultural reasons
invisibility
homophobia & transphobia
discrimination
lack of LGBTIQ services & safe identified mainstream services
LGBTIQ history with the
police & justice system
Respect
Communication
Support
Responsibility
Honesty
Boundaries
Trust
Accountability
Thank you everyone!
Please complete an evaluation form before you leave.
Relationship Warning Signs
Cycle of violence
Morning Tea
Listen to the audio: SRP Client Phone Call
Group Discussion
:
1. What are the power and control tactics the perpetrator used against Sam?

2. What tactics were about having power and controlling Sam's sexuality and gender identity?
Power and Control
The Gender Centre
- trans* and gender diverse clients, counselling, advocacy, support, referrals, report DFV & violence online phone email, housing
Safe Relationships Project
- LGBTIQ DFV court support and legal advice for LGBTIQ escaping or experiencing DFV,
SRP Safe Room
at the Downing Centre for LGBTIQ victims of DFV. Statewide service.
ACON
- LGBTI counselling DFV & other violence, advocacy, referral, awareness campaigns (
AVP
)
LGBTIQ DFV Services
Twenty10
incorporating
the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service
- support and case work with LGBTIQ young people 12 to 25 years, & for people aged 18 & over, telephone counselling
OII - Intersex Australia
(Organisation Intersex International)
for information and resources
LGBTIQ DFV Interagency
-
Another Closet
website, booklet,

information & resources
LGBTIQ Support Services in NSW
Services working with LGBTIQ people
WDVCAS
- works with women, court support and referral
The Aged-Care Rights Service (TARS)
- legal advice for over 60s
Relationships Australia
- works with LGBTIQ families counselling, dispute resolution
LGBTIQ DFV Services
LGBTIQ Support Services
DFV and other Services
Apprehended Violence Orders
Going to court - for AVO and for criminal charges
Property Recovery Orders
Victims Support
Employment
Centrelink
Immigration
Family Law
Other common legal issues for LGBTIQ people experiencing or escaping DFV
Tenancy
And many other areas of law depending on each person's circumstances...
Activity
Recall the SRP telephone call we listened to before.

Group discussion:
1. What potential legal issues does Sam have?

2. What are the most urgent legal issues?
Consider Sam's situation again.

If Sam came into your service / office what referrals might you offer Sam?
Activity
Community Legal Centres
ACON
- counselling, social work, housing, health, drug and alcohol, HIV support
Community Legal Centres
Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre
- Port Macquarie region
Inner City Legal Centre
- statewide LGBTIQ
Hume Riverina Community Legal Centre
- Albury Wodonga region
Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre
- Blue Mountains, Oberon, Bathurst, Lithgow, Mudgee
Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre
- Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley
Marrickville Legal Centre
- inner west
Illawarra Legal Centre
- Illawarra and Wollongong regions
Family Planning NSW
- clinics, health info and promotion, education
Credit and Debt

QLife
- operates an Australia wide LGBTIQ telephone counselling service from 5:30pm to 10:30pm every day. Provides referrals to social supports.
Discrimination
Are there any other local LGBTIQ friendly or safe services you can recommend or know about?

family law
domestic violence
victims compensation
welfare rights
discrimination
credit and debt

tenancy (Blue Mountains only)

Free legal services
Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon, Bathurst, Mudgee
www.eeclc.org.au
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