Overview

Diversity ACT is a community-based, non-profit organisation that exists to advance and support the aspirations, acceptance and human dignity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the Canberra community. Diversity ACT is a service hub, a support network and a community resource that seeks to support the diverse experiences of all citizens of the ACT, and to support equal rights and treatment of all Canberrans regardless of their sexual or gender orientation.

Thank you for agreeing to tell Diversity ACT about the violence and discrimination you or your friend has experienced or witnessed. GLBTI people face bias and discrimination every day in many areas of their lives. Many experience violence and intimidation based on others’ perception of their sexuality. If you or someone you know feels unsafe, is attacked or harassed by a stranger, someone you know, or even someone you love - call us at any time for support.

To end violence against and within the Canberra LGBTI community, Diversity ACT needs to know about and document the full scope and impact of violence, regardless of whether people choose to report to the police. We will use this information to help us identify trends in violence that affects our community and to seek services, resources and funding to help keep our community safe.

Please report all homophobic or transphobic violence to Diversity ACT Community Services.

Acts of violence may include:
• Physical violence
• Threats of violence
• Ongoing intimidation
• Harassment
• Sexual assault
• Discrimination
• Property damage

If a crime occurred, please report it to Police.

Please help us - complete this report:
• Report Violence Online
• Print this form and complete – send to Diversity ACT, PO Box 101 Erindale Centre ACT 2903
• Telephone a Diversity counsellor on (02) 6231 3126 between 4pm and 10pm 7 days a week

If you have any questions please contact info@diversityact.org.

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