The conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault often tends to focus primarily on heterosexual relationships. While this is an important conversation, members of the LGBTQ community are often left out of the movement. Domestic violence affects people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. In fact, research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to DV at equal or even higher rates than heterosexual couples. There are many unique challenges this group faces that create extra barriers for the victim/survivor. We will discuss some of those obstacles below.
At New HOPE, we believe every person deserves a life free from abuse and violence. We are committed to helping ALL victims of domestic violence and sexual violence.
Obstacles for the LGBTQ community
The Anti-Violence Project Hotline:
212.714.1141, Bilingual 24/7
LGBT National Help Center:
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
New Hope of McDowell 24/7 Crisis Line:
Helpful Resources and Information