LGBTQ+ domestic violence: the silenced issue

As the friend of two survivors domestic violence separated by a decade and a half this post really hits home. These two individuals, despite the differences in year and location, both had similar experiences. It is so hard to see someone you care about deal with partner violence. I’m glad this issue is being addressed!

The Queerness

Despite statistics showing LGBTQ+ people are just as likely to experience domestic violence the issue has largely been hushed by the community- Stephanie Farnsworth examines why. 

LGBTQ+ people who experience domestic violence, particularly in same gender relationships, often have no outlet of support and nor are they allowed a voice. There is only one dedicated LGBTQ+ domestic violence charity in the UK – and earlier this year it fought off the threat of closure.

The LGBTQ+ community has a long history of starting charity movements and demanding better rights – with or without success – as we’ve had no choice but to fight for ourselves as nobody else was going to, so why then is this issue so ignored?

The LGBTQ+ community has had their identities mocked and threatened for centuries. Any relationship an LGBTQ+ person has often faces abuse and derision. LGBTQ+ people have long been associated with having…

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