Australia-wide survey on LGBTIQA+ displacement

FDPN is proud to launch the first Australia-wide survey to comprehensively capture the experiences of displacement and settlement of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people.

The aim of this survey is to collect information about the experiences and barriers of LGBTIQA+ forcibly displaced people in Australia so we can advocate for more welcoming and inclusive support.

LGBTIQA+ forcibly displaced person means:

  • an asylum seeker,
  • a refugee or
  • a migrant (both temporary and permanent) who is from a non-Western country and who was not able to safely live there as an LGBTIQA+ person in their country of origin.

The survey is for people over 18 yo who are currently residing in Australia. It is anonymous.

This is a very important survey. Such comprehensive information has not yet been collected in Australia.

We want to collect comprehensive data about LGBTIQA+ forcibly displaced people in Australia, their experiences in Australia and where they seek help. Collected data will be used to advocate for better support for LGBTIQA+ asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. This matters because we, as LGBTIQA+displaced people, remain unseen and unheard in Australia where we deserve equal opportunities to call Australia home.

The survey is open until October 9, 2022.

This survey was funded by the ACT Government Office of LGBTIQ+ Affairs.

The ethical aspects of this research have been approved by the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol 2022/326).