Coming forward reports on the responses of 390 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender
(GLBT) Victorians to an online survey asking them about their experiences of heterosexist violence and
same sex partner abuse.
The ALSO Foundation in conjunction with The Victorian AIDS Council, Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre and the Victorian Law Foundation, launched a series of three brochures aimed at addressing the issue of Domestic Violence in Same-Sex relationships.
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community.
This report outlines initial findings from the most detailed UK research
on same sex domestic abuse and first study in the UK to directly compare
domestic abuse in same sex and heterosexual relationships. The research
sought to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse in
same sex relationships and experiences of help-seeking via the criminal
justice system and other agencies. It also aimed to examine similarities
and differences regarding domestic abuse across same sex and
heterosexual relationships, including how ‘narratives of love’ might be
used across these contexts to make sense of violence in intimate
This paper will report on an ACON (AIDS Council of NSW) initiative to investigate the obstacles and opportunities in service provision to individuals escaping same sex domestic violence through the national Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP).
Presented at the Health in Difference 5 Conference - 2005