Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change / Edition 1

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This comprehensive resource book examines a broad range of issues that confront the victims of same-sex domestic violence and those who offer them services. Chapters include topics of practical concern, HIV, same-sex domestic violence, establishing safe-home networks for battered gay men, courtroom advocacy, coalition building and dating violence prevention.

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Activists and professionals who are also abuse survivors address the unique characteristics of same-sex violence and argue for improved assessment and service delivery for gays and lesbians. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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). Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761903239
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/24/1999
  • Series: SAGE Series on Violence against Women Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Sharing My Story - K J
Rape - Patrick Letellier
Personal Story - Curt Rogers
Twice Abused - Evan Fray-Witzer
Same-Sex Domestic Violence and the Law
Equal Protection/Equal Safety - Sandra E Lundy
Representing Victims of Same-Sex Partner Abuse in Court
Creating Courtroom Accessibility - Andrea Cabral and Diane Coffey
History, Culture and Identity - Charlene Allen and Beth Leventhal
What Makes GLBT Battering Different
Lesbians Organizing Lesbians Against Battering - Ann Russo
HIV and Same-Sex Domestic Violence - Bea Hanson and Terry Maroney
Six Steps - Curt Rogers
Organizing Support Services and Safe-Home Networks for Battered Gay Men
Lesbians and Bisexual Women Working Cooperatively to End Domestic Violence - Beth Crane et al
Coalition Building 'Til It Hurts - Jennifer Margulies
Creating Safety Around S/M and Battering
Woman-to-Woman Battering on College Campuses - Tonja Santos
Domestic Violence Among Same-Sex Partners in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities in Puerto Rico - José Toro-Alfonso
Approaching the Issue
A 'New Kind' of Battered Woman - Martha Lucía García
Challenges for the Movement
Battered Bisexual Women - Sarah Sulis
An Argument for Separate Services - Jennifer Grant
Assessing the Lesbian Victim - Alma Banda Goddard and Tara Hardy
1 in 3 of 1 in 10 - Gregory S Merrill
Sexual and Dating Violence Prevention Groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth
Groups for Gay and Bisexual Male Survivors of Domestic Violence - Robb Johnson
Running Batterers Groups for Lesbains - Susan Cayouette
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