Providing support to people whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse

Domestic abuse in the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community is as much a problem as it is in heterosexual relationships with surveys showing that about 1 in 4 LGBT people experience domestic abuse.

Whilst domestic abuse is very similar across all relationships, in some ways there are very important differences for LGBT people. One main point is the lack of support services available to LGBT victims of domestic abuse.   Add to that, the services needed to support LGBT people often create problems by classing physical domestic abuse as common assault, or mistaking/not being able to identify the primary perpetrator.

This means LGBT people have added problems when trying to get help e.g.

Behind Closed Doors is here to support anyone in Leeds experiencing domestic abuse, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, religion.  

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