LGB community not immune to domestic violence.

freshbananas freshbananas
I wrote this article and wasn't surprised at all by the study. They didn't mention transgender at all. I know tht transgender are much higher risk for hate crimes, but I know nothng about domestic violence.

Does this suprise anyone?
02/11/2013
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freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
I wrote this article and wasn't surprised at all by the study. They didn't mention transgender at all. I know tht transgender are much higher risk for hate crimes, but I know nothng about domestic violence.

Does this suprise anyone?
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02/11/2013
Mwar Mwar
I haven't read the article (yet), but it could be because trans individuals are still being included in current studies and they could possibly be harder to sample in studies because of social stigmas or other factors. Either way, no one is immune from violence and it should be made aware that violence against our peers comes in all forms.
02/11/2013
GONE! GONE!
The T part of LGBT is ignored most of the time sadly.
Anyway, this is why there needs to be shelters for violence victims of all genders. It's not just straight women who need help with these issues.
02/12/2013
doowop doowop
It's so sad. I was in an abusive lesbian relationship, and a few times when I'd call the police because my ex was being a huge bully, they practically laughed it off. All they did was leave a voicemail on her phone and they never followed through with either of us. It was physically abusive, but also extremely emotionally abusive and she'd also break windows here and destroy my other belongings. Even threatened to shove me out of her moving car a few times. And I still didn't get the help I needed from the police. I tried to file charges for harassment after we split, and I also tried for a restraining order, but I didn't get the kind of help I was expecting. I couldn't even file for a domestic violence restraining order.

Sorry if that's a little off topic. I just wanted to share my experience. I think it's also important to note that some abusive relationships can turn into being mutually abusive. I admit that I'd lash out at times to try and "defend" myself, and that helped my ex keep this kind of hold on me. I felt guilty and she exploited that more, saying it was me who made her act the way she did, and it was also me who was abusive.

Since we broke up, she's been saying the same things to others. At first I was consumed with the image she's portraying of me, but now I know it's another form of her abuse and I've since let it go.
02/12/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by doowop
It's so sad. I was in an abusive lesbian relationship, and a few times when I'd call the police because my ex was being a huge bully, they practically laughed it off. All they did was leave a voicemail on her phone and they never followed ... More
I, too, was physically abused while in a same-sex relationship. I always thought it was really odd that I could withstand her bullshit but not a man's. I think I just wasn't prepared for the fact this does indeed happen.
02/12/2013
freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by doowop
It's so sad. I was in an abusive lesbian relationship, and a few times when I'd call the police because my ex was being a huge bully, they practically laughed it off. All they did was leave a voicemail on her phone and they never followed ... More
Thank you for sharing. That is a tremendous story. I am glad you shared, I think understanding DV exist in all relationship is the first step to prevent it.
02/12/2013
freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
The T part of LGBT is ignored most of the time sadly.
Anyway, this is why there needs to be shelters for violence victims of all genders. It's not just straight women who need help with these issues.
I didn't think about hte issue about there being shelters for those in the LGBT community. I think there is a lot issues that need to be addressed
02/15/2013
butts butts
not surprising at all, my partner was abused by his ex (a gay male) before he got with me. :" (
03/09/2013
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