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LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

Adam M. Messinger


Many nations today recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) in romantic-sexual relationships as a major public health threat, yet not all victims are treated equally. Contrary to myths, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer (LGBTQ) people are more likely to experience IPV than heterosexual-cisgender people. Unfortunately, LGBTQ victims face major barriers to reaching safety in a world that too often stigmatizes their identities and overlooks their relationships when forming victim services and policies. Offering a roadmap forward, LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Pract ... More

Keywords: intimate partner violence, domestic violence, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, transgender, queer, sexual orientation, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286054
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam M. Messinger, author
Northeastern Illinois University