Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQIA+ Community


Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major concern for the LGBTQIA+ community with significant portions of this population reporting higher rates of lifetime IPV. While intimate partner violence can include stalking, physical violence, and psychological manipulation, it often involves guns. We know guns are used to intimidate, threaten, and ultimately harm LGBTQIA+ in intimate partner scenarios, but we don’t often know to what extent. This is because data and research on the issue is woefully inadequate.

In this presentation we’ll present findings on the intersection of LGBTQIA+ identity, intimate partner violence and gun violence; we’ll look at bullying and intimate partner violence, and the connection to weapon carrying among LGBTQIA+ youth and; we’ll elevate findings from Everytown’s Trans Homicide tracker, which tracks incidents of homicides of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in the United States and Puerto Rico. By looking at these phenomena as issues directly tied to gun violence, we hope to identify areas for intervention and advocacy, and invite dialogue on solutions specific to the LGBTQIA+ community.

December 6, 2021

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