United Against Violence
Traditional framing of domestic violence as a heterosexual issue, typically with men abusing women does a disservice to all victims of domestic, intimate partner, and relational abuse. It limits our ability to accurately reflect the magnitude of the problem and and inhibits our ability to prevent future and ongoing abuse.
For many years very little has been known or discussed regarding relational violence in LGBTQ+ relationships, however one CDC Study conducted as early as 2010 highlighted the need to bring this conversation to the table in discussions related to domestic violence prevention, awareness, and recovery.
Our goal is to work in tandem with the LGBTQ+ community to bring forth the subject and ensure that conversations and prevention efforts are inclusive. Ensuring that everyone facing domestic, intimate partner, or relational violence are equipped with the necessary tools, have access to resources and are able to have their voices heard, and their stories told.
We must all stand united against violence.
4 in 10 lesbian women (43.8%), 6 in 10 bisexual women (61.1%), and 1 in 3 heterosexual women (35.0%) reported experiencing rape, physical violence, and/or stalking within the context of an intimate partner relationship at least once during their lifetime.
This translates to an estimated 714,000 lesbian women, 2 million bisexual women, and 38.3 million heterosexual women in the United States. Bisexual women experienced significantly higher prevalence of these types of violence compared to lesbian and heterosexual women.