Get help Types of abuse LGBT You may experience domestic abuse or violence within a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationship or because you identify as LGBT. Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. This includes forced marriage, abuse relating to gender identity or sexuality and so-called honour based violence. Domestic abuse can occur between current or former intimate partners, in the home, or in the family (Galop website). More information can be found on the Stonewall website here.