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Gay Domestic Violence

#WhyIStayed Is Our Hashtag, Too

Sarah Prager | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

"Why I stayed," as a statement, is genderless, but people fill in the blanks to think it means a woman staying with a man who is physically hurting her.

WATCH: Being In The Closet Trapped Me In An Abusive Relationship

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been nearly 20 years since Cindy Abel escaped her relationship with an abusive girlfriend, but the memory still cuts deep. The verbal assaults...

The Network/La Red

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 01.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

As I prepare for my national intimate partner violence and abuse (IPV/A) seminar/workshop tour that begins this spring, I'll be acknowledging well-respected and noteworthy organizations committed to helping end this despicable and potentially life-threatening behavior.

'Sadomasochist' Attempted To Murder Her Girlfriend With 'Rough Sex': Sheriff

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

A self-proclaimed "sadomasochist" has been arrested for rape and the attempted murder of her girlfriend of nine months. Mia McCarthy, 23, was arres...

'It's (Just) the Way That I Love You': Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships (Part 1)

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

I'm passionate about this issue because it's happened to me, and to others I've known. After Alonzo assaulted me one last time, I fought back. And with assistance from my brother-in-law, a cop, I made my "great escape." Finally I entered counseling. I was lucky.

Gay Man Sues Domestic Violence Program For Discrimination

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

Historically, there has been disagreement within the domestic violence community as to whether programs must provide services to male victims. LGBTQ advocates have argued that denying services based on gender and/or sexual orientation is discrimination.

How I Convinced Myself To Stay In A Violent Relationship

Cindy Abel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Deeply closeted, we did our best to disguise our relationship. That tension only contributed to what became an abusive situation. In my codependent state, I rationalized her private rage even as she threw things at me: it was my fault; I shouldn't have answered her that way.