2.3 B.    Guidance and Resources

Love should never be abusive – Recognising and Responding to Domestic abuse in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans relationships: A Training and Awareness Raising tool.

Victim Support (2014)

Based on survivors’ experiences and created by Open Clasp Theatre Company in collaboration with NEDAP at Victim Support, this film portrays snapshots of four people’s lives and acts as a catalyst to raise important questions and discussion points about the vastly underreported issue of Domestic Abuse in LGB and T relationships.

To view the film click here
For the accompanying training resource click here

Domestic abuse - Stonewall health briefing

Guasp, A and Taylor, J (2013)

Stonewall’s pioneering research demonstrates that the specific needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are too often overlooked in the provision of healthcare. At the same time, many experience hostility, poor treatment or outright discrimination from healthcare professionals. This is one in a series of briefings on the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain today.

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Shining The Light: 10 keys to becoming a trans positive organisation

Gooch, B (2011)

This toolkit is for LGBT organisations that want to be inclusive. It explores what transphobia is, the barriers to services trans people face, and provides simple, practical guidance on how you can remove these barriers.

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Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (LGBT)

Rise (2011)

LGBT people experience domestic violence regardless of age, class, disability, gender identity, caring responsibility, immigration status, race or religion. LGBT people can find it hard to talk about domestic violence. Rise, the LGBT domestic abuse service in Brighton have recently published a set of resources available to download as PDFs from their website.

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Violence and abuse in women's same-sex relationships

Barnes, R. (2010)

Presentation by Dr Rebecca Barnes from the University of Derby for the Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum.

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Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Communities: trainers manual

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (2010) - USA

This trainer’s introduction includes an overview of the training purpose, objectives and format, and alerts trainers to practical considerations, facilities and materials needed, factors that the training team should consider in preparing, planning, and delivering the training and suggested teaching methods.

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Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Communities: participants manual

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (2010) – USA

Manual to complement the trainers manual (details above).

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Choose to STOP!

Respect (2009)

This booklet published by Respect is for gay and bi men who have been violent and/or abusive towards their (ex) partners and are looking for help.

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Domestic Violence: a resource for lesbian & bisexual women

GLDVP and Barking and Dagenham PCT (2008)

A resource aimed at lesbian and bisexual survivors covering a range of issues including disability, children and how to seek help.

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Domestic Violence: a resource for gay & bisexual men

GLDVP and Barking and Dagenham PCT (2008)

Information to support men who are in relationships with other men including a list of contacts and support agencies.

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Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people affected by domestic violence and substance misuse – presentations and papers

Stella Project (2008)

Presentations from an event held jointly by the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum and the Stella Project.

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Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans communities

Stella Project (2008)

Briefing adapted from the Stella Project toolkit looking at the intersections between substance use and domestic violence and how this affects LGBT communities.

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A Contradiction in Terms?: a gendered analysis & same sex domestic abuse

Scottish Women's Aid (2007)

An Information Briefing by Scottish Women's Aid. This paper argues that agender-based analysis of domestic abuse and contemporary gender theory can assist considerably in our understanding of such abuse.

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Information sheet - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) domestic abuse

LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum (2007)

Five page briefing giving an overview of prevalence and the issues involved when addressing domestic violence within the LGBT communities.

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What is Forced Marriage: a leaflet for LGBT survivors

Forced Marriage Unit

Useful leaflet giving an overview of forced marriage, case studies of people who have experienced forced marriage and how this links to their sexuality as well as a list of frequently asked questions and information on how to seek help.

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Power and Control Wheel for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Relationships

Texas Council on Family Violence

A power and control wheel adapted for the LGBT communities.

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