ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

British LGBTI Domestic Abuse Victims Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

09/11/2018 | Reuters

British LGBTI victims of domestic abuse are almost twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual counterparts, a major survey published on Tuesday revealed. Gay and transgender people attacked by their partners are also twice as likely to self-harm or have been abused by a family member in the past, domestic abuse charity SafeLives found in its first LGBTI-focused in-depth survey. Domestic abuse, which can encompass controlling and coercive behavior as well as threats of physical violence, is not just a problem for heterosexual couples, Suzanne Jacob, chief executive of SafeLives, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


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