This paper addresses the poverty of services available to lesbian victims of partner abuse, despite the need for such services. Drawing on data from a survey of 1,505 help providers (to which 566 responded), the paper focuses on the services that the help providers themselves claim to offer. The data reveal a serious disparity in help providers’ rhetoric and offical policies and the reality of the services available. The paper concludes with suggestions for improving services to battered lesbians.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services|
|State||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science