Family violence is unfortunately a common occurence in the life of Queer Muslims. Violence is not limited to physical assault. It also includes but not limited to verbal and emotional abuse aimed to control, dominate and cause fear. Conversion therapy is a form of violence.
To see what qualifies as family violence, go here.
There is help available in these areas when you are a victim of family violence.
There are many entry points to access that help. When you call the police, you will automatically be put in the system where you will get the assistance you need to get to a safer place. We understand that this may not be an option for some. You can either contact organisations that offer case management or you can contact organisations for specific areas of help. If you need support from us, please contact us here.
If your life is in danger, please call 000.
Organisations that can help you with referrals to housing, counselling, financial, legal and social support
ACON has a range of resources for lgbt+ people facing domestic or family violence.
02 9206 2000
The Gender Centre is the peak state-wide specialist multi- purpose service supporting the transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning community of NSW .
(02) 9569 2366
Twenty10 is a Sydney based service working across New South Wales, providing a broad range of specialised services for young people aged 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.
(02) 8594 9555
Get advice and support from trained counsellors.
1800 737 732
Organisations that help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Link2home is a single statewide information and referral service to assist homeless people and those at risk of homelessness. Link2Home provides information, conducts assessments, as well as makes referrals to homelessness services across NSW.
1800 152 152
The NSW Domestic Violence Line is open 24 hours.
1800 65 64 63
Long Term Housing Options
WAGEC has partnered with ACON and Domestic Violence New South Wales (DVNSW) to work with anyone in the LGBTIQ community who is experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
(02) 9319 4088
Y Foundation provides options for a safe, supportive and affordable home.
(02) 8306 7905
Victim Services is able to provide advice on getting the Victim Support Package which includes Counselling and Financial Support.
1800 633 063
The Inner City Legal Service provides statewide legal advice service on issues such as homophobic violence and vilification, family violence and court assistance. The LGBT specific service include
- LGBTIQ Legal Advice Service
- Trans and Gender Diverse Legal Service
- Safe Relationships Project (SRP)
1800 244 481