All the quotes in this booklet are from real experiences. We’d like to pay a special thanks to all the people who contributed their personal experiences for use in this resource. 

The full stories can be read here.

© 2014 LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Interagency 

This is a publication of the LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Interagency. The Interagency is a group of representatives from community-based organisations and government agencies who work to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and family violence in LGBTIQ relationships and to develop, implement and evaluate strategies that address domestic and family violence in LGBTIQ relationships in NSW. 

Another Closet 3rd edition 2014 was funded by the Department of Social Services under the Community Action Grants.  

Another Closet 2nd edition 2009 was funded by the Inner City Legal Centre’s Safe Relationships Project and the Office for Women and Policy, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. 

Another Closet 1st edition 2005 was funded by the NSW Attorney General’s Department, Crime Prevention Division.  


Any legal information in this publication is a general guide to the law. It should not be relied on as legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem you should consult a lawyer. This legal information applies to people who live in or are affected by the law as it applies in New South Wales, Australia.