If you ever wondered why lesbian, gay, bisexul 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. A summery report based on the lived experiences of [...]
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.
The event took into account the new changes in the government’s definition of domestic abuse to include coercive control and lowering the age criteria to include sixteen and seventeen year olds.