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Matthew Parsons GLHV Research Officer, Aust Res Ctr Sex Hlth&Soc

Matthew Parsons is the Manager, LGBTI Domestic Violence – GLHV@ARCSHS at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University. Matthew leads the development and delivery of training and resources to the domestic violence services sector on supporting LGBTIQ people and their experiences of domestic and family violence, including roll out of the HOW2 program which supports the sector to achieve Rainbow Tick accreditation, as per Royal Commission into Family Violence Recommendation 167. Matthew has participated in and developed submissions to the Victorian Royal Commission on the topic, is an active member of the LGBTI Domestic Violence Working Group providing advice to the Victorian Government on how to develop LGBTQ-inclusive DV services. Matthew is also the Producer/Director of the highly successful and innovative LGBTI domestic violence educational theatre piece; "My Other Closet the Cabaret", and through that has participated in a great deal of media and educational campaigns for LGBTI people who experience domestic violence.

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