This comprehensive resource book examines a broad range of issues that confront the victims of same-sex domestic violence and those who offer them services. Chapters include topics of practical concern, HIV, same-sex domestic violence, establishing safe-home networks for battered gay men, courtroom advocacy, coalition building and dating violence prevention.
Chapter 8: Lesbians Organizing Lesbians Against Battering
Lesbians Organizing Lesbians Against Battering
Lesbian battering is not often recognized as a significant social issue, despite the efforts of lesbian activists over the past 15 years to make it one.1 The battered women's movement in the United States mostly has ignored, minimized, or marginalized lesbian battering. The movement has primarily used the heterosexual lens of ...