Did you know that between 72,000 and 370,000 LGBTIQ+ people live in Queensland? They work, pay taxes, have families and are active members of our community. However, according to the Queensland Police, up to 62% of them have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV) and are less likely to seek support.
This Pride month is an opportunity for all of us to peacefully raise awareness of this and other issues facing the LGBTIQ+ community. There must be a visible, supported, and joyous event telling people of the LBTQI+ community that it is a beautiful, diverse, supported and welcoming community, one to be a proud member of, and one that deserves the rights and dignities of every human.
If you live in Toowoomba, Ipswich or the surroundings or know someone in those areas who are experiencing any form of abuse, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700.
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