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UK: New campaign launched against domestic violence for gay, bi and straight men

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  1. My heart goes out to all abuse victims. :( I’ve known abuse victims from all walks of life, gender, orientation, etc. It is awful to go through that.

  2. I am a 52 year old gay man. I suffered a 4 x years of abuse in a same-sex relationship. I did not realise the extent to which i was simply a shell of a person, cut-off from all friends and family. Looking back, i remember with vivid detail and visceral response the day i ran away. It has taken me another 4 x years to re-integrate my previously dis-integrated self. I do not know to what extent i will ever allow myself to be vulnerable to another person again – trusting others is not easy at all, and i don’t really trust myself in terms of choosing another partner. But … there is hope. There are wonderful, supportive, adult, caring, loving, sharing, funny people who i have met since then, and one of them has been walking with me for the past year. I am truly fortunate.

  3. it’s not just women and kids…it happens to ALL walks of life!…it happens…report it!

  4. It’s about time that something’s being done to highlight domestic violence in same-sex relationships. It’s as if the subject is taboo – perhaps like it once was regarding domestic violence in opposite-sex relationships. Victims do not know who/where to turn to and it’s not quite as simple as many probably think to just walk-out of the partnership as the victim may have lost their confidence completely and their partner may have gained control over their finances. By that stage, the victim can be barely surviving the ordeal and is only living one day to the next with their world cocooned inside the misery they’re experiencing. Walking away in such circumstances is not possible without support being available to provide shelter, counselling and legal help. LGBT victims do not have friends or family to turn to when they’re in that position.

    It would be good if Pink News could provide a page on the website to list contact details of support services for the LGBT community.

    1. Poenaru Brindusa-Katalin 26 Nov 2013, 7:19am

      I totally agree with you and I think that a page with basic informations about support services for the LGB TQI community would be very useful and precious.

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