Project Description

A training film and resource for domestic violence and abuse in LGBT relationships.

Based on survivors’ experiences and created by Open Clasp Theatre Company in collaboration with NEDAP at Victim Support, Love Should Never Be Abusive portrays snapshots of four people’s lives and acts as a catalyst to raise important questions and discussion points about the vastly underreported issue of Domestic Abuse in LGB and T relationships.

Click here to watch the film.

Click here to access the resources from the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum.

The North East Domestic Abuse Project hosted by Victim Support is a regional development project working to improve services for victim/survivors of domestic violence and abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual and or trans (LGB and/or T) relationships. Professor Catherine Donovan was a founding member of the working group that secured funding for this project and has been a steering group member ever since it was launched in 2010.

This DVD was commissioned by NEDAP (North East Domestic Abuse Project) in partnership with:

GADD (Gay Advice Durham and Darlington): cjw@gayadvicedarlington.co.uk;

MESMAC North East: janet.owen@newcastle.gov.uk;

Sunderland University: catherine.donovan@sunderland.ac.uk;

Victim Support North East: Johanna.parks@victimsupport.org.uk

With thanks to GALOP for use of their material for Michaela’s story