Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or education.
Research shows that 1 in 4 lesbian and bi women suffer abuse in a relationship, while nearly 50% of gay men have experienced domestic abuse in their lifetime. (Source: Stonewall)
Research on trans people and domestic abuse is limited, but data shows that it is a relevant issue as nearly 80% of trans people have experienced some form of emotional, sexual or physical abuse. (Source: Stonewall)
Domestic abuse can be done by:
Abuse can be multiple, coming from both the (ex) partner and a member of the family at the same time, and often the abuser can exercise control by using the threat of “outing”.
We offer advice and signposting to LGBT victims of domestic abuse in Bromley & Croydon. We listen to your needs, talk you through your options and help you access the right services. You can
London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership is made up of 4 LGBT agencies who each provide different services for LGBT victims/survivors of domestic abuse. You can call 0207 704 2040, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the Online self-referral form
Galop runs the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline. You can call 08009995428 Monday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm, Thursday from 10 am to 8pm, Friday from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 4pm. You can also email email@example.com or use the online chat from 3pm to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Stonewall Housing offers safe spaces to LGBT people, including those suffering domestic abuse. You can call 020 7359 5767 Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read this report on Housing Options for LGBT people suffering domestic abuse.