Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can take many forms. Find out how to tell if you’re experiencing it and what to do if you are.

Does your partner, ex-partner, or a family member:

  • Call you names, threaten to ‘out’ you, or use put-downs?
  • Use your gender or sexuality as a basis for threats or harm?
  • Damage your property?
  • Threaten to harm you or others that you love?
  • Control your access to money?
  • Make unwanted advances or force you into unwanted sexual contact?
  • Hit, shove, grab, kick, throw things, or use other forms of physical violence on you?
  • Control your contact with friends, family, work, or the LGBT ‘scene’?
  • Threaten to harm themselves if you leave or seek help?

If so, you might be experiencing domestic abuse. The LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership can help.