LGBT Survey – Roar: Because Silence Is Deadly

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT*) people experience domestic abuse from partners, ex-partners, intimate contacts or extended family members.  In light of the Equality Act, public services have a duty to help meet the needs of all survivors of domestic abuse including LGBT* people.

We want to find out if the law has been put into practice?  Do some LGBT people continue to face additional hurdles when seeking help? What are those barriers? What are the consequences of delay? We are diverse and different in many ways, but the one thing we all deserve is equality, dignity and respect when we are most vulnerable.

We want to learn from LGBT survivors about that experience, when asking for help, support, advice or accommodation. If you are a survivor of domestic abuse we want to hear your voice.

If you do one thing today… Roar: because silence is deadly.

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A report with recommendations from this survey will be published on 20 September 2013 at the Forum’s next annual conference.  Further details and updates can be found at:

Our services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. Click for more

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. Click for more

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more