LGBTQ+ Victims of Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse is rooted in power and control. It can affect anyone, including those from the LGBTQ+ community.
TDAS understand that you may be worried to talk about your experiences of Domestic Abuse for many reasons and that there may seem to be added complexity in seeking help. We want to reassure you that we’re here to support you and that reaching out for professional support could be your first step to break free from the abuse you are experiencing.
TDAS are aware of the particular, additional ways that domestic abuse can impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-binary and Queer people.
These can include;
Threats to out you.
Ridiculing, belittling or undermining you based on your gender identity or sexual orientation.
Denying you access to medical treatment including hormones or surgery.
Imposing rules about how you can/can’t behave based on stereotypes, homophobia or transphobia.
This is unacceptable and you have the right to support to move on.
Our Domestic Abuse Advisers work closely with colleagues from the LGBT Foundation to ensure that we can support you in the best possible way. We can also refer you to other/additional services so that you can have the support that is right for you.
Our staff are fully trained to ensure they can provide you with appropriate guidance and support. TDAS are committed to equality and equitable treatment for each person who accesses our services.
We can provide support to you through the following services:
Domestic Abuse Surgery
One to One and Group Programmes
Children and Young People
You do not need to feel alone during these times where you are being controlled and manipulated, we are only a call away.