Recognise & Respond: Strengthening Advocacy for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic abuse.

Author: 
Galop

The report furthers insights into the scope, distinct nature of abuse and barriers experienced by LGBT+ survivors in access to services, increases knowledge of LGBT+ survivors accessing LGBT+ specialist services and highlights the value and role of LGBT+ specialist programmes in addressing domestic abuse.

LGBT+ people have a lived experience of prejudice and discrimination, where in law, policy and practice, it is our recent history not only to have our needs not included, but our lives actively discriminated against for who we are and who we love. Galop’s history is rooted in our communities’ activism to combat this and for over 35 years, Galop has worked to make life ‘Just, Safe and Fair’ for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) victims and survivors.