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PHOTO: Gay male perpetrators of domestic violence may justify their behaviour by telling their partner that all men are violent by nature, experts say. (Rocco Fazzari)
When Elizabeth* first fell in love with Janie* nearly two decades ago, the future looked rosy. They built a home together and had two children.
But eight or nine years later, as the stresses piled up — the death of loved ones, the need to field the parenting opinions of their children’s biological fathers — Janie began subjecting the family to lashings of verbal abuse.
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LGBTI domestic violence in Queensland under-reported, activists want more support services
PHOTO: There needs to be more appropriate and targeted support services for gay victims. (Flickr: Hibr)
Sleeping in her car to escape the violence in her home, Claire Smith (not her real name) realised her situation was desperate enough to turn to a women’s shelter.
But the idea of having to explain to someone that she was running from her female partner stopped her.
Activists say domestic violence in the LGBTI community is under-reported, and there needs to be more appropriate and targeted support services for gay victims.
The Queensland Government has committed $155,000 towards training frontline workers to better respond to domestic violence callouts in the LGBTI community.
Family violence support services:
- 1800 Respect national helpline 1800 737 732
- Women’s Crisis Line 1800 811 811
- Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491
- Lifeline (24 hour crisis line) 131 114
- Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
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