In 2012, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released the Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-Affected Communities report. The report showed that transgender people, people of color, gay men, and people under 30 were most impacted by intimate partner violence (Transgender Law Center).
If you identify as LGBTQ and are a victim of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault, you are not alone! You deserve to be safe and feel safe to report your abuse. There are resources for you or for someone you may know with specific sensitivity for the LGBTQ community. These service providers are committed to delivering the necessary and confidential assistance to LGBTQ victims who may be afraid to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity, or who fear being “outed” by their abusers to family and friends for reporting abuse. Your life is valuable. You can be safely heard. Find the support you need.