Supporting Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) People


Thrive welcomes calls from everyone experiencing abuse.

LGBTQI people experience domestic violence regardless of age, class, disability, gender identity, caring responsibility, immigration status, race or religion. LGBTQI people can find it hard to talk about domestic violence. Acknowledging that any current or expartner or family member is an ‘abuser’ is hard, and this can be made harder by threats of ‘outing’ or because of fear of further isolation, but there are agencies and people who can help and support you.

Who is abused?

Any LGBT person can be abused regardless of gender, age, disability, nationality or background.

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, or psychological. Sexual abuse is often a part of domestic abuse.

You are being abused if your partner/expartner/boyfriend/girlfriend/family member does any of the following:
– Constantly criticises your appearance, undermines your decisions and opinions
– Undermines and belittles your sexual orientation, or questions your identity
– Threatens to ‘out’ you to your family, friends, partners, colleagues, and neighbours
– Is jealous and possessive and continually accuses you of being unfaithful
– Controls how you express yourself as an LGBT person, or forces you to ‘act straight’
– Threatens to take custody of your children or prevent you from seeing them

Thrive welcomes call from everyone who is experiencing abuse but there are other organisations
that can also help:

Broken Rainbow
The LGBT Domestic Violence Charity

Stone Wall
Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

Dyn Wales
The Safter Wales Dyn project provides support to Heterosexual, Gay, Bisexual and Trans men who areexperiencing Domestic Abuse from a partner.

Male Victims


Thrive currently supports male victims of abuse through its Domestic Abuse Family Service.

Our domestic abuse family service offers a suite of specialist, targeted and age appropriate interventions and programmes that are family focused and offer choice for families.

The service aims to assess the family dynamic, identifying the primary perpetrators of abuse and offer a bespoke package of support to the whole family. A multi-disciplined approach is used to seek positive behaviour change in perpetrators, or those displaying unhealthy relationship behaviours, at the same time as offering support to victims and their children.

All referrals into our Domestic Abuse Family Service are managed by the Neath Port Talbot CBC Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team. You can self-refer by calling 01639 686803 or email spoc@npt.gov.uk

If you prefer you can contact us, we can support you to self-refer into this service. Call 01639 894 864 or email referrals@thrivewa.org.uk

If you are a single male victim of domestic abuse we can help you find support through the following agencies:

Hafan Cymru

01267 225555

Calan DVS

01639 633 580

Man Kind

01823 334244

Dyn Project

Free and confidential support to men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner.

0808 801 0321

Respect UK

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with Domestic Abuse perpetrators, male victims and young people.

0808 802 4040