Gay Men and Substance Abuse fills a tremendous void, serving as a valuable resource for gay men, professionals, concerned partners, friends, and family members in need of solid information and guidance. Whether faced with a traumatic coming out process, caught up in personal struggles with body image, engulfed in the club culture, or navigating a family system that does not accept his sexuality, a gay man struggling with substance abuse or addiction often faces cultural and personal challenges unique to his life experiences. Yet many men and their loved ones in search of help are forced to adjust to a traditional treatment system, or self-help groups that center on heterosexual relationships, and family groups that neglect to include partners or address what can be a uniquely challenging family dynamic.
A wave of legal action spurred by the passage of the Child Victims Act has emerged in New York State, where attorneys representing victims of child sex abuse on August 28 announced lawsuits against the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Boy Scouts of America. The Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, which have longstanding reputations for shielding abusers within their ranks, were hit in State Supreme Court with the lawsuits and formal discovery requests, meaning they are being asked to turn over years-old evidence of improper actions toward minors. The lawsuits allege that the Boy Scouts and the Catholic Church have deliberately hidden files containing revealing evidence of abuse.
John Martin, the lead pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, confessed to four counts of sexual abuse on June He was arrested on felony sex abuse charges Monday, after members of his church reported him to authorities, AL. Martin abused at least one underage boy several times, at his home and on a road trip, and he also sent the boy explicit text messages, court records reveal.
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Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of The Domestic Abuse Partnership which is the only specialist multi-agency community response to LGBT Domestic abuse. Galop has worked quickly with Broken Rainbow and the Home Office, which funds the service, to ensure that there is no gap in service. Galop has worked with all parties to make sure that support continues and there is no disruption to the delivery of this key service.
Domestic abuse happens in same-sex relationships too. Call freephone free to call from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills. They are also free to call from BT payphones. Email info mensadviceline.
Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community — including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDClesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes.
Marchers allegedly verbally abused by woman who shouted 'shame on you' and called them 'despicable'. A woman has been charged with committing a homophobic hate crime after Pride marchers were verbally abused in London. Inrecorded hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation rose by 27 per cent t o 11, offences in England and Wales, while offences against transgender people rose by a third to 1,