Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Relationships

LGBTQ victims of intimate partner violence experience tactics like those used in heterosexual relationships. They face additional risks because homophobia and transphobia add to abusers’ weapons of control and appropriate services are often lacking.

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