Forcibly Displaced People Network

You are safe. You belong. You matter.

We work towards a world where LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people are included in societies and are safe, free and supported.

Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is the first organisation in Australia to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTIQ+ forced displacement and be driven by the lived experience of it.

FDPN is established to promote human rights and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement through peer support and strengthening services and policy responses. 

How You Can Help

Become our monthly donor

Join us as we create a safer place for LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people, a loving community, a safe home and a life in dignity.

Sign up to the Canberra Statement

Affirm the rights of LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum and refugees to safety, justice and freedom.

Learn more about the plight

Get the most recent resources.


How We Help

Queer Sisterhood Project

Join a group for queer refugee women.

Refugee-led peer support

Connect with with other LGBTIQ+ refugee-led groups around Australia.

Information and resources

Get useful resources to help navigate the life in Australia.

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this post we gather all relevant links to help our lesbian, bi, queer women, trans women and men, intersex and non-binary people to stay healthy and find inclusive information about breast cancer.  We know that our communities have much lower screening rates. For those who have experienced forcedContinue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
  • Celebrating International Lesbian Day
    LGBTIQ+ History Month Series Today is International Lesbian Day. So it’s fitting that the first post of our series for LGBTIQ+ History Month should feature two queer women – Tina Dixson and Andrea M. Ayala, two incredible activists who have dedicated to working towards the visibility of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people. Words hold enormous power.Continue reading “Celebrating International Lesbian Day”
  • LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people’s needs: safety, belonging and freedom from violence
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people have distinct experiences of forced displacement compared to non-LGBTIQ+ peers. The evidence of their ongoing persecution, of more severe and long-lasting victimisation and that perpetrators of violence are not only state actors but their families and communities is overwhelming.

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