Seminar – Evidence Based Domestic Abuse Research Network – LBGT+ Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Wed, 22 September 2021

13:00 – 15:00 BST

The Evidence Based Domestic Abuse Research Network are hosting a free seminar on LBGT+ Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Statistics indicate that 1 in 4 LGB people and up to 80% of trans individuals experience some form of domestic violence and abuse. However, the DVA sector and society are often constructed around heterosexual models of DVA which frame abuse as something perpetrated by men, towards women, in opposite-sex relationships. This results in bias from services and a lack of awareness of LGBT+, both of which are compounded by more general homophobia present in society. All of these things present substantial barriers to help-seeking.

This second EBDARN seminar will provide practitioners, academics and the general public with new insight into the profile and needs of LGBT+ victims of domestic violence and abuse utilising both published and upcoming research. A representative from Galop – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity will also speak about their experiences of running a specialist service for LGBT+ victims.


Dr Ben Hine – Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of West London

“Client Case Review: What can we learn about LGBT+ victims who access specialist DVA services?”

Dr Philippa Laskey – Lecturer at the University of Cumbria “LGBT+ Victims of domestic violence: A review of the literature”

Peter Kelly – Head of Domestic Abuse Services at Galop – the LGBT+ Anti-violence charity. He will be talking about the experience of running an LGBT+ domestic abuse service and the experiences being presented by LGBT+ victims/survivors of domestic abuse.

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