Lesbian and Bi Women & Abuse
**This page carries a content warning for abuse, including domestic and sexual abuse**
We know that relationships can be a big part of anyone's life and we want to support you to have relationships that are happy, healthy respectful and supportive.
Women who are in relationships with other women often find it difficult to find information or guidance that is relevant to them and their relationship
To support lesbian and bisexual women in having safe and happy relationships, LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme have launched a campaign on abuse. As part of this, we have produced a new resource: 'What is abuse?', launched a social media campaign using the hashtag #LBQWomensVoices and put on an event 'Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Violence, Abuse and Coercive Control'. You can follow the links for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved.
Click here to read more about why this campaign is important.
Experiences of abuse
These personal stories have been submitted by lesbian and bisexual women who have experienced abuse. These individuals are sharing their stories with you to help raise awareness of the issues they've faced and in the hope of supporting other lesbian and bisexual women who may have had similar experiences.
Click on the links below to read more about their experiences.
- Click here to read Susan's* story of experiencing abuse
- Click here to read Nicola's* story of experiencing abuse
- Click here to read Maryam's* story of experiencing abuse
- Click here to read Alex's* story of experiencing abuse
- Click here to read Amber's story of experiencing abuse and explanation of coercive control
*LGBT Foundation’s services for women are inclusive of trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation. We try to make our services welcoming and accessible to all; if you have any specific access requirements please let us know and we'll try to help.