Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change
(Sage Series on Violence Against Women)

Beth Leventhal, Sandra E. Lundy

Synopsis

Domestic violence and date rape are not the exclusive realm of heterosexual couples, though not much has been written about abusive same-sex relationships. In redressing this gap, 21 papers by human service and legal professionals and gay and lesbian activists confront issues involved in: hearing the problem (with three personal stories); legal perspectives (e.g. equal protection and courtroom accessibility); building coalitions (AIDS is not overlooked); and providing services (including support group models, and an argument for separate services for battered lesbians and bisexual women).

 

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