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    While the abuse might look the same regardless of the gender or sexuality of the abuser or the victim there are some differences.

    Homophobia and prejudices may mean that someone who is LGBTQI+ is abused in other ways The abuser might threaten to “out” the other person if they haven’t already come out or are not open about their sexuality or gender identity. What’s more, people whose family doesn’t accept them, or who have moved from a small town to a bigger one so they “can” be open about their sexual orientation, may be more isolated and dependent on their partner from the beginning. They may have a lot of mutual friends which can make it more difficult to tell their friends about the abuse.

    It can be difficult to seek help if you are scared of being met with ignorance and prejudice, such as that a girl can’t be abused by her girlfriend. Here at and many other support centres for LGBTQI youth, we know a lot about what it means to be LGBTQI. Chat with us if you want help or support or just want to discuss your thoughts about what kind of a relationship you’re in. We can give you support and information via the chat in Swedish and often in English.