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August 20, 2007

Domestic Violence And The GLBT Community

Domestic violence is another demon wrecking havoc on our society, when we (society) hear the words "Domestic Violence" we immediately think of a man physically or verbally inflicting pain on a woman... BUT this is NOT just a heterosexual problem, It's also very active in the gay community and the GBLT Community has and is putting up a good fight to eradicate this problem.

Sheryl Cates, Executive Director of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, stated there are five immediate indicators that a relationship could become or is violent...

1. Jealousy and possessiveness
2. Controlling behavior
3. Verbal, Physical and/ or Sexual abuse
4. Threats to harm you, your family or a pet
5. Isolation from friends and family
240 west 34th Street, Ste. 200, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-714-1184
NCAVP is a coalition of over 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victim advocacy and documentation programs located throughout the United States. They may be able to direct you to a number of member programs who are working with batterers as well as survivors.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.620.7310 / Fax: 212.924.2657

119 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011-1913
Call 212-367-1000 for support and referrals

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate domestic violence assistance, CALL 911

New York City residents can call the City-Wide Hotline at:
1- 800-621-HOPE

Brooklyn residents can call HELP R.O.A.D.S. at: 718-299-7980

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