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Conservatives and Labour ignore gay victims of domestic abuse claims charity

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  1. Simon Murphy 5 Jan 2009, 12:59pm

    It’s not just LGBT victims of domestic violence who are ignored. Straight male victims of domestic violence are also routinely ignored. Partly that is because it is a vastly underreported crime but estimates say that 25% of domestic violence victims are men. You don’t hear any talk about that very often though.

  2. Har Davids 5 Jan 2009, 4:16pm

    Like Simon Murphy states, it’s not just women who can be victims of domestic abuse. Money and specialists for various groups should be made availabe.

  3. Jon Brisker 15 Jan 2009, 8:49am

    However, this is a LGBT site for LGBT news and so it’s not about straight men.

    And it’s not 25%. It’s 9% (acording to police data returns published on the Home Office’s website). And 9% is less than the 1 in 4 LGBT people.

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