Help for the LGBTQ+Community
Anyone can be at risk of, or experience Domestic Abuse of your sexuality, gender or orientation. Our service is confidential, you do not even need to give your name.
Whilst many of the barriers to seek help are the same, there are some additional factors:
The fear of being ‘outed’ to friends, family or agencies when you are not ready.
The misconception that Domestic Abuse is only physical abuse when it can be emotion, financial, sexual and psychological.
Fear of homophobic reactions or a lack of understanding from the police, alienation from family or friend or that there is no help or refuge for someone who is LGBTQ+.
Dependency on a partner to remain part of the ‘scene’ and the fear that losing the partner will result in rejection by the community that offers so much support.
You can find more information in this document: Power & Control Wheel for LGBTQ Relationships
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"LGBT domestic violence helpline" - By the UK Home Office
Broken Rainbow provides the National Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence.
If you would prefer support from a domestic abuse service that specialises in working with the LGBTQ+ community you may wish to contact GALOP