2013 Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the U.S.

For a second year in a row, the report shows highest homicide rate ever recorded

To download the full report please visit NCAVP online at www.ncavp.org

Reports of LGBTQ and HIV-affected intimate partner violence (IPV) increased slightly in 2013

For a second year in a row there were 21 IPV homicides of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people documented; the highest total recorded

In 2013, 76% of IPV homicide victims were gay men

Gay men, LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities of color, LGBTQ and HIV-affected youth and young adults, bisexual survivors, and transgender communities most impacted by IPV

LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence rarely go to the police, the courts or domestic violence shelters for support

NATIONAL—Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its report Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-Affected Communities in theUnited Statesin 2013.… Read the rest

Intersex- an Overview by Jennie Kermode

“It is estimated that somewhere between one in two hundred and one in two thousand people have an intersex condition. Despite this, awareness of intersex issues is very limited, even within the medical establishment.… Read the rest

What is MARAC?

CAADA has created a series of videos describing the MARAC process.  For further information about CAADA, go to http://www.caada.org.uk

The video is the first in the series providing a general overview of the MARAC process and is available for viewing now.  … Read the rest

Roar: Summary report 2013

If you ever wondered why lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*  survivors of domestic abuse remain with their abusive partners or family;  what sort of violence they experience  and why they are unlikely to report the violence to the police or other services, this is for you.… Read the rest

Roar: Conference sends a word of thanks.

Roar Conference Update

Many thanks to all those who took  part in the Roar conference on Friday 20th September.   The theme of this years event was to focus on the lived experience of domestic abuse  and to help inform the conference, we asked LGBT*survivors of domestic abuse to take part in the Roar survey which closed on the 25th August 2013.  … Read the rest

The Hate Crime Report

Galop has released a new report which shows shocking statistics about homophobia and transphobia in the capital.

The report shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse.… Read the rest