Stonewall has just published the largest survey ever conducted of gay and bisexual men’s health needs in the world, with 6,861 respondents from across the UK.
Key findings on domestic abuse are…
- Half of gay and bisexual men have experienced at least one incident of domestic abuse from a family member or partner since the age of 16 compared to 17 per cent of men in general
- More than a third of gay and bisexual men have experienced at least one incident of domestic abuse in a relationship with a man
- Almost one in four gay and bisexual men have experienced domestic abuse from a family member, for example mother or father, since the age of 16
- Four in five gay and bisexual men who have experienced domestic abuse have never reported incidents to the police. Of those who did report, more than half were not happy with how the police dealt with the situation
A full report is available at www.stonewall.org.uk