It takes emotional strength to talk about domestic abuse. We know that to live in a world where heterosexuality and cisgender identity is privileged also takes an inner strength. That inner rebellious spirit to live and love who you want to is the same spirit that can help you survive abuse. We use the word “survivor” as a recognition that not all of us do survive domestic abuse. For those of us left and in a position to speak up, it’s time to start shouting.
49% of gay and bisexual men have experienced domestic abuse from a family member or partner compared to 17% of men in the general population.
A seminar on new research/evidence on domestic abuse experienced by LGBT* people
A report commissioned by the Home Office that explores the service and support needs of male, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered and black and other minority ethnic victims of domestic and sexual violence has just been published by university of Bristol.