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Lesbian 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...

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.