Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) domestic abuse
Domestic abuse affects approximately one in four lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in their lifetimes. Domestic abuse can include psychological, physical, emotional, sexual, financial or emotional abuse and may take the form of violence, harassment, threats or isolation. It can include abuse related to someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, such as threatening to ‘out’ someone to their work or family.
A range of resources written for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse are available, including booklets for lesbian and bisexual women, gay and bisexual men and a guide to housing options for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.
For more information on local and national agencies please visit our Domestic abuse support page.
Further information is also available from the Police LGBT Liaison Officer, tel: 020 8247 5809
For information on the support available to LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse, please visit the Broken Rainbow website.The main helpline number is 0300 999 5428. Opening hours are Mondays and Thursdays 2pm – 8pm and Wednesday 10am – 5pm.
Metro run a bi-weekly therapeutic support group for survivors of LGBT domestic violence where the input is guided by participants
The Gender Trust runs a confidential service that offers help and support to anyone with queries about all aspects of gender identity issues.
GALOP provides advice and support to lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people who have experienced homophobic or transphobic hate crime or violence in the greater London area, including sexual abuse. It is free and you can remain anonymous if you wish. Telephone: 020 7704 2040
For more information about these activities, or general information about domestic abuse in Richmond upon Thames, contact:
Michael Allen - Domestic Abuse Coordinator
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8831 6198