f your work, organisation, service or activism involves providing services for lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* survivors of domestic abuse, we would like to invite you to attend a national front line workers meeting.
#EDM 653 Campaign for safe accommodation for LGBT survivors A cross-party group of MPs, alongside LGBT Housing Association Stonewall Housing, have tabled an Early Day Motion highlighting the issue of domestic abuse in the LGBT community. Stonewall Housing are aware that not enough is being done to address the drastically under-reported problem of domestic abuse [...]
2013 Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the U.S.
The 2013 report found that bisexual survivors were 1.6 times more likely to experience sexual violence, 2.2 times more likely to experience physical violence, and 2.6 times more likely to be injured as a result of IPV. NCAVP’s 2013 data reinforces the findings of the National Intimate Partner Violence Survey (NISVS), a prevalence study on intimate partner violence in LGB communities published by the Center for Disease Control in 2010. The NISVS report reveals that 61% of bisexual women and 37% of bisexual men experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifetimes within IPV.
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. For more information, CLICK
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