Domestic abuse and sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of their sexual orientation or how they identify. Some of the behaviours experienced by a LGBT+ person will be the same as those experienced by a heterosexual person, but others may be different. For example, threats may be made to 'out' you to friends, family or work colleagues, or they may expose you intentionally to HIV or sexually transmitted infections.  Always remember that domestic abuse is about one person needing to have power and control over another.   Whichever method someone uses to seek to control or manipulate you it is abusive and it is not OK. Below are some myths - and facts - about domestic abuse within LBGT+ relationships.

Intercom Trust runs the Safer Rainbow Project and can provide advice, support and help if you have experienced any kind of intimate partner abuse or violence.