Domestic abuse within gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender relationships

Domestic abuse within gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender relationships

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone regardless of whether they are heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Every individual's experience of domestic abuse will be unique. However gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are likely to face additional concerns around homophobia and gender discrimination. They may also be concerned that they will not be recognised as victims or believed and taken seriously. Abusers may also be able to control their victims through the threat of ‘outing'.