Domestic Violence Presents ‘Unique Vulnerabilities’ to LGBTQ Community

Domestic Violence Presents ‘Unique Vulnerabilities’ to LGBTQ Community

Domestic Violence Presents ‘Unique Vulnerabilities’ to LGBTQ Community by ERIN FAITH WILSON October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when survivors and advocates come together to raise awareness about the ways this type of abuse affects individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Domestic violence affects people across all ethnicities, classes, ages, sexualities and gender identities. And a report released Tuesday by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) highlighted the unique ways lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) across the country. "It's vital that we understand the unique vulnerabilities to IPV and the unique barriers to accessing services for LGBTQ communities, particular LGBTQ people of color, LGBTQ people who are undocumented, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and LGBTQ people…
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