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Advocate Ben Bjarnesen on LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day and Changing Policing

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Brisbane/Meanjin-based advocate Ben Bjarnesen marks the fourth LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day today - launched by his foundation in 2020.  Bjarnesen also coordinates the Queensland Police Service LGBTI Liason Officer program.  He spoke to Loughlin Patrick about how he's driving change to ensure queer people impacted by domestic violence are #SeenAndBelieved.


Keep up with Bjarnesen's work @benbjarnesen and @lgbtq.dvafoundation on Instagram.


If this conversation raises issues for you, call 1800 RESPECT - the national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line - on 1800 737 732.


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