Australia: Domestic violence in gay and transgender community neglected

Domestic violence rates among LGBTI Victorians mirror the broader community but support services are not equipped to provide adequate help, a leading research centre has reported. Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria is calling for better-targeted training for family violence support services and the justice system.

The research centre's submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence said too many abuse victims in  the LGBTI community suffer in isolation.

"Generally services are indicating they haven't thought about [the LGBTI community] much or aren't confident," submission author Dr Horsley said. She said support services needed specific training in dealing with the LGBTI community. Read More