Intimate Partner Violence in LGBT Relationships

This infographic shows the multiple, compounding dimensions (including individual and social factors) that impact how LGBT people experience intimate partner violence.

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Intimate Partner Violence in LGBT Relationships

  • Innermost Circle: Aspects of Individual Identity (Sexuality, Disability, Gender, Age, Skin Colour, Indigineity, HIV Status)

  • Second Circle: Internalized Homo/Bi & Transphobia

  • Third Circle: Relationship Violence (Economic Abuse, Minimizing, Denying & Blaming, Cultural/Identity Abuse, Using Isolation, Using Children, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse)

  • Fourth Circle: Discrimination in Social Settings (Workplace, Schools, Community) Homophobia, Heterosexism, Ableism, Racism, Discrimination, Biphobia, Transphobia, Sexism, Classism

  • Outermost Circle: Broader Social Forces (Legal Systems, Politics, Historical Forces, Colonization, Education Systems, Immigration Systems)

This infographic emerged from Issue-Based Newsletter 12: Intimate Partner Violence in Rainbow Communities.