CFCA Practitioner Resource – December 2015
- People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ) experience intimate partner violence at similar rates as those who identify as heterosexual.
- There has been an invisibility of LGBTIQ relationships in policy and practice responses and a lack of acknowledgement that intimate partner violence exists in these communities.
- Beliefs that privilege heterosexual relationships affect victims’ experiences as well as policy and practice responses.
- Homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism affect the experience of, and responses to, intimate partner violence in LGBTIQ populations.
- Service providers lack awareness and understanding of the LGBTIQ population and their experience of intimate partner violence.
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