Obstacles for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Community
Abusive behavior can occur not only physically, but emotionally and sexually as well in LGTBQI relationships. Intimate partner abuse is not limited to heterosexual relationships. Here are some common barriers to seeking service or safety:
1) Societal homophobia
2.) Legal limitations dealing with finances and children.
3.) Fear that abuser will "out" the victim to friends, family or co-workers.
4.) May not know other people within the community to reach out for help.
5.) Not wanting to place further negative stigma upon the LGBTQI community by reporting.
6.) Fear of services not understanding relationship
Am I Being Abused?
How do I get help?
Call to talk to an advocate 24/7: (907) 452-2293 or 1 (800) 478-7273
All advocates are trained in working with the LGBTQI community and can assist you in finding safety, seeking legal advocacy or if you just want support.
All calls are confidential.