Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s Support Group

A monthly Wednesday evening support group from 6-7.30pm run by North London Rape Crisis in Islington was launched in February 2015.

The aim of the group is breaking isolation, providing information and ways to manage the impact of abuse, growth and the empowerment of women.… Read the rest

UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence

24 November 2014 – To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday 25th November, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching ‘A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence’ – the very first guide to be released in the UK specifically for lesbian and bisexual women.Read the rest

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

Strengthening the law on domestic abuse: Our consultation response

Stonewall Housing strongly supports a change in the law to make coercive control a criminal offence. Stonewall Housing are a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*(LGBT) housing advice, support and advocacy service and deliver services that include a specialist domestic abuse advocacy service and a second tier LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum, supporting all organisations that deliver services to LGBT survivors.  Read the rest

LGBT* Domestic Abuse and Housing

The biggest barrier for survivors of domestic abuse is finding safe accommodation.  If you would like to find out more about housing options for LGBT people, please come along to the Safe As Houses Conference – Friday 26th September : London.… Read the rest