Sector Updates

Hi all,

First and most importantly today marks the start of NAIDOC Week this year. Take a moment to visit VIC NAIDOC and NAIDOC National to check out the many incredible and important virtual events happening across the land.

Secondly, a big, big thank you to everyone who joined us for our last meeting a couple of weeks ago. We had over 100 people Zoom in, making it the largest and most engaged meeting in our three year Network history. Ash, Matt and I are truly humbled and can't wait to see the impact we can all make together. You'll find the minutes and resources discussed at the last meeting below in the Meeting Debrief section.

Finally we have lots of exciting events coming up in this week and month that you're going to wanna jump on Zoom for, including the launch of Private Lives 3 (which includes unprecedented data around LGBTIQ experiences of family violence), a new Rainbow Tick Community of Practice and more! Check out our Events section below.

Stay safe everyone!
With kind regards,

Shamini Joseph (he/they)
Queer Family Violence Sector Network

Meeting Debrief

At our most recent meeting on the 29th of October, we welcomed new members, shared crucial service updates and brainstormed for the year to come. Check out the minutes which have many key links to services, events and resources. Below you will also see the results of one of our brainstorming sessions for 2021.
Download Minutes here
Network Forum ideas for 2021 as voted by Network members - 29th Oct 2020.



Webinar: Rainbow Door Referrals and Consultations 101

QFVSN will be hosting a short interactive webinar this Thursday 12th November 2pm with Libby Jamieson from Switchboard Victoria. The session will breakdown how to refer to Rainbow Door, what services and referral pathways they can offer LGBTIQA+ victim-survivors of family violence, and what you can expect from a secondary consultation with Rainbow Door. Registrations close this Wednesday 5pm.
Register here

Launch of Private Lives 3

'Private Lives 3: The health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia' is Australia's largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. This highly anticipated launch will provide a clear, up-to-date picture of the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer people living in Australia today, and most importantly for this sector, this research will give us unprecedented insight into LGBTIQ experiences of family violence.

The virtual launch will take place this Friday November 13 at 2pm. Register below.

Speakers include: 
The Hon. Martin Foley.
Anthony Lyons
Marina Carman
and a panel of community leaders and experts.
Register here


LGBTIQSB Glossary Posters


Black Rainbow has launched a series of LGBTIQSB glossary posters for use by organisations. The work also supports several Indigenous LGBTIQSB artists for the use of their images as backdrops to the posters. Fill in your details at Black Rainbow and they will send you a link to download the posters.

Black Rainbow Posters

NAIDOC Week's Pride Night

Don't miss this staple of Victoria's NAIDOC calendar- Pride Night! This year's event is going virtual with old and new performers alike hosting a high energy, live virtual watch party that you don't wanna miss!
Go to the Facebook Event

Rainbow Tick Community of Practice- 25th November

A Rainbow Tick Community of Practice session is being held on the 25th of November at 10am online. This session will focus on common questions around starting the Rainbow Tick accreditation process (such as "How long will it take?" "How much does it cost?" and "Where do we start?").

QIP (the accreditation body who provide Rainbow Tick assessments) will present and answer any questions. 

These sessions, run by Rainbow Health Victoria, are free and open to people from any organisation, at any point in a journey towards LGBTIQ inclusion. Previous sessions have focussed on different Rainbow Tick Standards and frequently asked Accreditation journey questions.

Register below for the 25th of November Community of Practice (10am-12pm).
Register here

New to the Network? Here's a bit of a starter pack for you:

QFVSN Dropbox (minutes, resources and more)
QFVSN Terms of Reference
LGBTIQA+ Family Violence resources

Got time for a quick survey? Tell us about why you joined the Network and what you'd like to see from us here.
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