Community Interventions concerning homophobic violence and partner violence against lesbians Article

cited authors

  • Rose, SM

fiu authors


  • Homophobic violence and same-sex domestic violence against lesbians are described in this paper based on survey research and hotline calls conducted by a community anti-violence project. A community survey of 229 lesbians indicated that during a one-year period, about fifteen percent had been the target of homophobic violence and twelve percent had been the victim of same-sex partner violence. Violence was defined as including assault with a weapon, physical assault, sexual assault, stalking, and property destruction. The prevalence study was contrasted with actual hotline calls from lesbians during a five-year period. Examples illustrate how interventions based on these findings were used to influence police response, victim services, and legislation. © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • November 19, 2003

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start page

  • 125

end page

  • 139


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