*Warning* This Podcast may contain subject matters that may be triggering or difficult to hear. Please note that this episode was recorded in November 2020.
This podcast explores how LGBTQ+ community members, who are also survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (“IPV”) and Domestic Violence (“DV”), have been impacted by the pandemic, and how their safety has been increasingly compromised as a result of social distancing measures. Our guests help take a closer look at the effects the pandemic has had on IPV within the LGBTQ+ community, in light of increased rates of isolation, economic strain, health disparities among different demographics (particularly among BIPOC), and mental and emotional anxieties created and exacerbated by the pandemic. These guests explain for our audience how instances of IPV are happening at greater rates and yet, being underreported, within the LGBTQ+ community, and provides ways in which those supporting this community can help.
Peter Farrugia, JD Candidate at University at Buffalo School of Law, and Health Law & Policy and Healthcare Management MBA Candidate
Lindsay Lougen, JD Candidate at University at Buffalo School of Law with a Concentration in Family Law Studies
Margaret Hobart, PhD - Advocate, educator and policy analyst with 30+ years of experience working on behalf of survivors of Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
Connie Burke - Director of The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, WA
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