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 Referral and Advice line on 020 8317 8273 or see below for details of other support services.
Galop operate a confidential national helpline for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Their services are developed to improve the health and mental well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGB&T) and we work to be there when people need us most.
Counselling: 020 7833 1674
Providing support, advice and accommodation to LGBT communities for 35 years. Their mission is to create safer spaces and end homelessness for LGBT+ people
For Housing Advice call: 020 7359 5767