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plain milyeh
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i recently stumbled across this article about the additional challenges faced by queer people in leaving abusive partners.

how can this be changed?

[ 02-11-2009, 02:05 PM: Message edited by: plain milyeh ]

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Well, the question I'd ask you is how do YOU think that this can be changed? That's the important question because in order to engender change, each of us needs to be a part of it, from the ground up.

So given what you just learned from this article, and what you know about abusive relationships, social supports, and cultural values, how do you think that this condition could change?

If you're just looking for some more information on the topic, here are some additional links that might be interesting:

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs information about intimate partner violence in LGBT communities

NCAVP's 2007 report on LGBT domestic violence in the United States

Power and Control specific to transgender and SOFFA (significant others, friends, family, allies) relationships

Communities United Against Violence

Survivor Project
, which address the needs of trans and intersex survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence

[ 02-14-2009, 08:39 AM: Message edited by: CJT ]

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I also always like to add with things like this that we all can always help by just remembering that we can start at home.

In other words, even if you (and anyone else) just does their level best to have healthy, nonabusive relationships, and remember that EVERYONE is at risk and EVERYONE needs be mindful about our love behaviors, that's already no small deal.

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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