LGBTQ2S / same-sex abuse resources

Starting Trans Activism around Abuse in Your Community

Join the Movement! Starting Trans Activism around Intimate Partner Abuse in your local community! Those of us who live in large cities usually have some access to local trans activism and services....

Sex Workers Deserve Better!

Sex Work is Real Work! As a trans sex worker, you are entitled to: Respectful clients! Respectful partners/boyfriends/girlfriends! Good pay and tips! A life free from violence, abuse, and harassment...

Safety Planning - For the Trans community

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing abuse, it can help a lot to create a safety plan: a list of strategies to use when you feel that abuse is happening or about to happen. Get a piece of...

What can I do if someone I know is being abused? For the Trans community

Listen. Be open to listening to what they have to say. Just having a friend who will listen without judging can be really powerful. As trans people, we all know that, right? Remember how important it...

Checklist for Trans People to Identify Abuse

Your partner may be abusive if they: Refer to you as “it,” or with your old pronouns, especially when angry Coerce you into having or not having certain surgeries, especially sexual reassignment...

Personal Story: Demet Demir

by Demet Demirfrom Queer Resources Directory I realised that I was different when I was five or six. I felt that I liked to be close to my own kind. Yes, I had a different sexual identity. But it was...

Outing Same Sex Partner Abuse: Where are the Services for Gay and Bisexual Men?

by J. Roy Gillis   As Island and Letellier (1991, p.1) stated in their ground-breaking book on gay and bisexual male partner abuse, "gay [and bisexual] mens' domestic violence is not a new...

What's Love Got to Do With It! Examining Abuse in Lesbian Relationships

by Jacqui Williams and Kathleen O'Connell Much is known and understood about violence in heterosexual relationships. The campaign against 'wife assault' and domestic violence has enlightened many...

De-Closeting Same-Sex Partner Abuse

In an interview, social workers Nora Angeles, Laurie Chesley and Nick Mule address questions relating to same-sex abuse, their philosophical and theoretical frameworks, the role of homophobia and...

Custody Issues for Gay & Lesbian Parents

by Margaret Buist In the last two years both federal and Ontario laws have changed significantly to grant many new legal rights to same-sex partners. For example, same-sex partners can now claim...