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Department
Criminology
Course
CRM2307
Professor
Christine Bruckert
Semester
Winter

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#12 Outing The Abuse­ consideration for effective practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual,  and transgendered survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.   IPV= Intimate partner violence LGBT= Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Violence in LGBT relationships is often dismissed or not looked at as violence at all.  (“cat fight”­ two women involved) Outside large cities, very few domestic violence service systems are available to LGBT  persons experiencing IPV.  It is especially difficult for gay or transgendered men, even in  cities. ­ It is important to educate people on the LGBT communities about dynamics  related to IPV Heterosexism:  Represents a set of beliefs about the “natural” superiority or rightness of a  traditional gender tradition and their expression through heterosexual relationships. Legal practices like to use the defence of “Gay panic” when crimes are justified based on  the attackers fear of the LGBT persons, Child custody has been denied to gay, lesbian, and transgendered parents. Until 1973, homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder Many LGBT persons still face discrimination in various places, like the workplace,  public accommodations, health­ care setting and within families. As a result of heterosexism, LGBT people have had to fight for legitimacy in their  relationships. And for some reason it is not truly recognized that LGBT people  experience violence within relationships. Anxieties exist within the LGBT community about IPV because they are afraid that their  sexual preference may be used against the LGBT community by those who view the  relationships as sinful, or wrong. ­ May feel like “airing dirty laundry” outside the community will fuel anti­gay  sentiments. IPV in LGBT relationships are exactly the same as heterosexual relationships. There is  moth physical abuse, and mental abuse. If a straight person finds out that their partner is gay, they can use threats of disclosing  their partner’s sexuality as a form of control. And this could also lead to potential loss of  children where family law judges rule against LGBT parents in custody proceedings. Gay men sometimes do not disclose abuse because society believes that a man should be  able to defend himself or have power. Bisexuals report struggles with accessing support because they are not seen as belonging  to either community. Most violence that occurs in LGBT communities is not reported to the police or  organizations to collect statistics on abusive relationships. Future research is needed to better understand the prevalence, context, ri
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