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United Against Violence

Reframing the conversation around domestic violence is crucial for creating a more inclusive and effective approach. The conventional approach to domestic violence, often seen through the lens of men abusing women in heterosexual relationships, fails to capture the full complexity of the issue and excludes many survivors. This narrow framing overlooks the experiences of men, as well as individuals within LGBTQ+ relationships, who also face domestic, intimate partner, or relational abuse.

 

For too long, there has been a lack of awareness and discussion surrounding violence in LGBTQ+ relationships. However, a CDC study as early as 2010 emphasized the urgent need to broaden this conversation in our efforts to prevent, raise awareness about, and support recovery from domestic violence.

 

Our aim is to collaborate with both male and female survivors, as well as the LGBTQ+ community, to shed light on this crucial issue and ensure that our conversations and initiatives are inclusive. Every survivor, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, deserves access to resources, support, and a platform to share their stories.

Let's stand united against all forms of violence, fostering empathy, understanding, and solidarity within our communities.

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The Numbers

 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.

Sister Survivors

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.

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