About this Project

What is this project about?

This community-led research project aims to learn about multi-gender attracted people’s past experiences of domestic, family, and sexual violence (interpersonal violence). Through this study, we aim to identify existing gaps in violence prevention and response for our communities.

Information from this project will be used to improve domestic, family, and sexual violence prevention and response for multi-gender attracted people.

What do you mean by domestic, family, and sexual violence?

Sometimes it can be hard to understand what is meant by the terms domestic, family, and sexual violence and there are many different definitions that can be used.

Domestic, family, and sexual violence can include (but is not limited to):

  • punching, hitting, kicking, pushing
  • throwing objects at someone
  • threatening to out someone
  • controlling money
  • forcing sexual acts
  • intimidation
  • threats
  • sharing intimate photos of you without permission
  • isolating someone from their community, friends, family (including family of choice)
  • manipulation

Anyone of any gender can experience domestic, family or sexual violence. If you, or someone you know needs support please visit: https://biplusrelationships.com/support-services/

For more information about domestic, family, and sexual violence visit:




Who can participate?

This project is open to people who experience multi-gender attraction in any way. This can include (but is not limited to) people who are bi+, bisexual, biromantic, pansexual, panromantic, polysexual, omnisexual, queer, fluid, use no label, or are questioning.

We are interviewing people who have a past experience of domestic, family, or sexual violence.

This project is open to people of any gender.

To participate you need to be 18 or older and currently living in Australia.

How can I participate?

To participate, fill out this screening survey. The screening survey includes questions about you, such as demographics and contact details. Information from the screening survey will help the research team select a diverse group of participants.

If you are slected to participate, a member of the research team will be in contct with you to arrange a suitable interview time. You will be asked to participate in two interviews. The first interview will focus on your experiences. The second interview will provide opportunity to discuss any additional input and analysis.

If you are not selected to participate, the research team will ask if you would like your contact information saved for furture related research.

Has this project recieved ethics approval?

Yes, this project has recieved ethics approval from La Trobe University Human Research Ethics Commitee HEC21279.

This project has also been approved by ACON’s Research Ethics Review Committee.

Who do I contact if I have a complaint?

If you have a compaint about any part of this study, please contact the Senior Research Ethics Officer at humanethics@latrobe.edu.au or +61 3 9479 1443. Use the Ethics Reference Number HEC21279.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, please email a.loomis@latrobe.edu.au