As in any other relationship, most LGBTIQ relationships are built on love and respect but some, sadly, are built on abuse and control.
Relationship and family violence within LGBTI communities is known to occur at the same rates as for heterosexual relationships, if not higher for some communities such as trans and gender diverse communities.
Research informs us that 1 in 3 LGBTIQ people experience abuse from a partner, former-partner or family member.
Monica Campo and Sarah Tayton, under the auspices of The Australian Institute of Family Studies, published an interesting paper entitled Intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities in 2015. It can be downloaded here.
Visit Another Closet, a website targeting domestic violence in the LGBIQ community, may be visited from here.
A helpful resource for the LGBTIQ community experiencing violence in their relationship can be downloaded from here.