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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence

Domestic abuse and sexual violence information and guidance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims.

The prevalence of domestic abuse within LGBT communities is estimated to be the same as heterosexual women, one in four.

Research suggests that gay men are more likely to experience physical and sexual violence than lesbian women, who are more likely to experience emotional abuse.

Perpetrators can include current or ex partners but may also include family members and the wider community.

You may also need to consider honour based violence.

The LGBT section is designed to help you give the best advice and service to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Derbyshire.

Topics covered include:

  • signs of domestic abuse
  • signs of sexual violence.