2.3 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Survivors

This section gives information and guidance to addressing some of the significant issues for LGBT survivors of domestic violence and the obstacles in accessing services. For example, myths and stereotypes pertaining to same sex relationships and LGBT people and the assumptions of heterosexuality by service providers can create barriers to help seeking. Equally, the lack of specialist service provision and inconsistencies in staff knowledge and training around sexual orientation and gender identity can limit the range of options available to survivors or the quality of the service they recieive.

It may help to also refer to Section 2.4 Male Survivors