NEWS: The Outside Project address domestic abuse within the LGBTQI community through new accommodation appeal

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Star Refuge will provide much needed emergency accommodation for those fleeing violence and abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The UK’s first ever shelter for LGBTQI homelessness, The Outside Project, was set up by Carla Ecola in 2017, providing a vital service that didn’t previously exist for LGBTQI people, who have unique experiences and risks [….]

Domestic abuse: How to protect yourself online

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Former DCI Louise Fleckney offers advice on protecting ourselves from digital domestic abuse  BY LOUISE FLECKNEY As society evolves, so does crime. Just as we invent a new way to enjoy ourselves, someone turns that to their advantage, or warps the outcome, or somehow maligns the original intention and so a new crime is born, [….]

OPINION: As a gay police officer, I’ve seen the force change first hand

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Former DCI Louise Fleckney reflects on the “rainbow strides” made by the police in dealing with same-sex domestic abuse over the last 20 years BY LOUISE FLECKNEY In a police career spanning nearly two decades, I have seen the full range with which domestic abuse can present itself. From low-level verbal arguments – the stuff [….]

LGBTQI domestic abuse – a different closet

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Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate, it happens in our community too  BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT With media campaigns and awareness about domestic abuse usually focused on women being oppressed by men, it’s easy to forget that domestic abuse is experienced within LGBTQI relationships just as often.  Domestic abuse does not discriminate based on gender, it can happen [….]