Domestic abuse can affect anybody, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Research conducted by Stonewall (2012) indicates that 1 in 4 lesbian and bisexual women have experienced domestic abuse. A third experienced the abuse from a man and 2 thirds reported that the perpetrator was female. Nearly 50% of gay men have reported experiencing domestic abuse from a partner or family member at least once since the age of 16.
Domestic abuse patterns amongst transgender, non- binary and intersex identifiers are less well researched. However, it is understood to be a significant problem across all spectrums of the LGBTQ+ community. (Stonewall 2012).
You do not have to go through this alone. If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can call our confidential advice line on 020 8317 8273. Whilst our service operates to specifically support those who identify as female, anybody can call the line for emotional support, further signposting and advice. For more specialist support services you can click here.
Confidential national helpline for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Galop also run services to support LGBT+ survivors of targeted hate crime.
Phone: 0207 704 2040