Domestic abuse is not frequently talked about in the LGBT* communities and LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum say the lack of choices or safe accommodation for victims rarely gets any attention. That’s why LGBT DAF are inviting practitioners, researchers, services and members of the community to attend the 3rd LGBT* Domestic Abuse Conference on the 26 September, “Come and listen to some of those people who are making a difference and find out the best way to make the most of services are out there,” says Maria Sookias, Stonewall Housing’s development manager and Coordinator of LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum.
“It’s a perfect storm – Many LGBT* survivors of domestic abuse face a grim choice, remain in unsafe housing or risk homelessness. And its getting worse,” she added.
This is an excellent opportunity for people to find out about what LGBT* survivors want and need when trying to access safety and is not to be missed by those trying to improve the outcomes for those at risk of domestic abuse.
Speakers include: Dr Catherine Donovan: Author of Domestic Violence and Sexuality – What’s love got to do with it?, Sally Goldman – Miramar Legal, Robin Newman – Finding Safe Spaces Stonewall Housing, Sarah Golightley – Galop
To book your place at the conference at the Graeae Theatre in Hackney, go to www.lgbtdaf.org