How whitewashing the queer community is hiding stories of domestic abuse
Domestic violence in the gay community is not something that is portrayed in the media, seen in fictional productions, or addressed enough by support groups.The lack of visibility for the problem makes it harder for victims to 1) recognize a problem and 2) seek ways to find help.
Many LGBT domestic abuse survivors agree that many of these problems are pushed aside because the community is trying to maintain an image that they believe will help them gain equality. Often the painful stories of abuse and violence aren't as well or comfortably received as in the case of heterosexual relationships. Awareness will be the biggest tool to eradicate domestic abuse within the community.
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