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Male victims of domestic violence in same-sex relationships

Worried gay man on the phone

Domestic violence happens in same-sex relationships too. Some surveys suggest there is domestic violence in 1 out of 4 LGBT relationships. We have put together some resources here that we hope you will find useful. For ideas on things you can do to help yourself read 'What can you do to make yourself safer'

The video below is is from Dudley's community safety partnership 'Safe and Sound'.


Domestic Violence - A resource for gay and bisexual men

Booklet for gay and bisexual men experiencing domestic violence. The booklet was funded by the Government Office for London and written by GLDVP (Greater London Domestic Violence Project) and Barking and Dagenham Primary Care Trust. 

Housing options for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people experiencing domestic abuse

This guide was written by Stonewall Housing, with support from the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum, the Greater London Domestic Violence Project (GLDVP), Broken Rainbow and Comic Relief.

National helplines

Broken Rainbow

National helpline- support for LBGT people experiencing domestic violence. Tel: 0300 999 5428  

Survivors UK  a national organisation providing information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.  0845 122 1201

Services in the Greater London area

Stonewall Housing

Housing advice, advocacy, supported housing for LBGT people in London.

Helpline: 020 7359 5767


Helpline for LBGT people in the London area experiencing trans-phobic and homophobic hate crime. Free and confidential advice and assistance. Report a crime to the police- Advice about injunctions. Provide details of LGBT-friendly solicitors and police officers. Make a complaint against the police.

Tel: 0207 704 2040

Bede House - SAFE Project

Online and text message-based support for members of the LGBT community experiencing domestic violence or hate crime in Southwark

The Havens 

The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Anyone in London who has been raped or sexually assaulted can come to the Haven.

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