As a leader in the anti-violence movement, WEAVE is committed to addressing issues of violence in all communities. WEAVE’s services are available to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual/Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
You share many of the same feelings as other survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence, such as guilt, powerlessness, feeling unsafe, denial, shock, anger, etc. While your experience of fear and distress does not depend on gender or sexuality, your experience of the world is extremely influenced by this. As with any group who experiences prejudice, there are certain barriers and concerns that are particular to the LGBTQ community when trying to access services.
Violence doesn’t discriminate.
Neither does WEAVE.
If you, or a loved one, are a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, WEAVE is a safe place to go to get help. Call the 24-Hour Support and Information Line to access all of WEAVE’s services.