Domestic abuse doesn't just happen to straight women - it affects gay men, lesbians, bisexual and trans people.
For more information about the extent and nature of LGBT domestic abuse see Stonewall Scotland's domestic abuse briefing.
Domestic abuse happens in many different ways, and it can be hard to realise what you're going through is actually abuse. If you are frightened or concerned about the way a partner, ex-partner or family member is treating you, there are organisations out there ready to help.
Broken Rainbow runs a national LGBT domestic abuse helpline which provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT community, their family, friends and agencies supporting them.
You can call them on 0300 999 5428
Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline provides a confidential, non-judgemental 24 hour telephone service througout Scotland, available on 0800 027 1234.
LGBT Youth Scotland also runs a project on LGBT domestic abuse in Scotland, focused on helping service providers help people who are experiencing abuse. Their website has links to many organisations which can help.
If the incident requires immediate attention please contact your local police office. In an emergency always call 999 (if the incident is ongoing or life is in danger).
If you have been the victim or witness to domestic abuse, or have concerns regarding a victim of domestic abuse there are several ways you can report this to the police.
Domestic Abuse Coordination Unit
173 Pitt Street