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Domestic violence is not limited to heterosexual households

Domestic violence occurs within same-sex relationships with the same frequency as in heterosexual relationships.

All lesbian relationships are not based on "femme, butch" couples.

Homophobia among police often keep lesbian from getting help.

A lesbian relationship can be just as violent as a heterosexual relationship.


All calls and services are free and confidential. 610-372-4065 ask for Yvonne (Shelter Director)

Source: Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering, edited by Kerry Lobel for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Lesbian Taskforce           (Seal Press 1986)

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