Acknowledgement of prior harm

The targeting and over-policing of LGBTIQ+ people in Australia’s past cannot be overstated, and despite recent apologies from some state Police forces, there remains significant and widespread mistrust of the Police and judicial systems more broadly with the LGBTIQ+ community.

We encourage everyone to learn and remember our history so that we can make our futures brighter than the past.

Laws criminalising homosexuality and made punishable by jail were not repealed across Australia until the 1980s, and many older LGBTIQ+ people in Australia will still have criminal convictions that have not yet been expunged. If you need help getting your criminal record expunged, please get in touch.