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Note:  Any visit to a website is recorded in your browser history. If you have experienced family violence and are using a computer that is shared with your abuser, use extreme caution to clear your browser history when you are finished visiting this site. If you do not know how to clear your browser, search the help available for your particular browser or use a public computer if possible.

Help for People in Same-Sex Relationships

Family violence occurs in gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and two-spirited relationships as often as it does in other relationships. It is a myth that family violence does not happen in same-sex relationships. It can be hard to admit the problem and get help. Even when the abuse is acknowledged, the couple may fear a homophobic (people who don’t like or are afraid of homosexuals) response from those who could help them.

If you are being abused, you:

  • are not responsible for the abuse
  • do not need to “out” yourself to get help
  • can receive help and support regardless of your sexuality

Agencies that are funded through Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) work with people of all sexual/gender orientations.

For more help, see Help for Same-Sex Relationships.

Without help, abusive relationships only get WORSE.

Help is available

Contact one of the resources (see link below) for more information and find out how to create your own protection plan. If you are in an abusive relationship, or you know someone who may be, call 1-877-977-0007.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911

Where can I go for help?

How do I make a protection plan?