Domestic abuse is no respecter of persons. Victims and abusers come from all sexual orientations, gender identities, cultures, social classes, ages, religions, and political beliefs. LGBTQ+ relationships are no different.
For example, just because there are two women in a relationship does not automatically guarantee freedom from abuse. 1 in 4 lesbian, gay and bisexual people will experience domestic abuse in their lives. 80% of transgender people have experienced some form of abusive behaviour from a partner or ex-partner.
“I became ashamed of being gay. It was like going back into the closet.”
Domestic abuse in a same sex relationship can do this to a person.
BWA supports women, whatever their gender identity or sexual orientation.
Domestic abuse stems from unequal power within a relationship – any relationship.