Slide Understanding LGBT+ experiences of domestic abuse  UNDERSTANDING LGBT+
EXPERIENCES OF
DOMESTIC ABUSE
LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse
might feel that domestic abuse services are
not for them or may not understand what has
happened to them.

understanding LGBT+ experiences

of domestic abuse.

There are some kinds of domestic abuse that can be based on your orientation or gender identity.

These can include: 

Threatening to disclose your romantic or sexual orientation, gender identity, gender history, or HIV status without your consent

Coercive and controlling behaviour around your romantic or sexual orientation and/or gender identity

Pressuring you to keep your identity or relationship secret

Denying that LGBT+ people in intimate relationships can experience domestic abuse

Isolating you from family, friends, and the LGBT+ community

Undermining your romantic or sexual orientation and/or gender identity

Using your hormones or gender-affirming medication to control

Trying to change or suppress your orientation or gender identity

please contact LDAS for support if you feel you have suffered abuse.

LGBT+ people may be manipulated into believing that there is no help available to them because they are LGBT+.  They may also be told that abusive behaviours are ‘normal’ in LGBT+ relationships, or that LGBT+ cannot experience domestic abuse. Abuse from family members is sometimes not recognised as abuse and written off as a ‘family dispute’ or having ‘different values’.

LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse might feel that domestic abuse services are not for them or may not understand what has happened to them.

LDAS support.

our services are delivered by qualified and experienced staff who are experts in domestic abuse.

The approach to how we deliver our support is reviewed by survivors who tell us what works and what doesn’t. This ensures we deliver the best possible support to survivors in way that suits their needs.

Click on the links below for more information.

one to one support

Your dedicated support worker will listen to you and help create a safety and support plan and provide external advocacy to get you to where to you need to be to live a life free from abuse.

counselling

Your counsellor will work with you on weekly or fortnightly basis (dependent on you needs) this is usually for an hour. They can help you recover from the trauma you have endured.

group programmes

Our programmes provide a supportive environment which allow you to share and recover from your experiences whilst developing further understanding of your experiences.

bridge

Your dedicated Bridge Mentor will work with you at your pace. They are able support you to navigate what can often seem like complex systems to ensure you live in safe home and look forward to a happy future.

new horizons

Your support worker will help you to develop and build on your skills allowing you to plan for your future in learning, development or employment.

Enterprise Hub

Enterprise Hub offers high quality enterprise services and strategic engagement to ensure local residents can access support to assess their ideas and take them forward.

“I knew it wasn’t right, I felt on edge all the time and she was making me frightened.
I felt immediately supported and by someone who got me and understood exactly what I was going through."

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