Donnellan Law, PLLC proudly joins in solidarity with those in our community who identify as LGBTQ+* as we celebrate Pride Month 2021. Pride Month has historically been celebrated in June to honor the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion which took place in New York City on June 28, 1969. You can learn more about the history of Pride here.
For Pride Month this year, Donnellan Law, PLLC would like to shed light on the impact of domestic and intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) on people who identify as LGBTQ+ and services that are available in our community to help people who have expereinced DV/IPV find safety and heal. DV/IPV is a pattern of behaviors used by an intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner in a relationship. This can look like physical violence, but can also include emotional abuse, economic/financial abuse, verbal abuse, and intimidation. Anyone can experience DV/IPV; however, people who identify as LGBTQ+ have been shown to experiene a higher incidence of DV/IPV.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced DV/IPV at some point in their lifetime, compared to 35% of women who identify as straight. The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 54% of people who identify as transgender experience some form of DV/IPV in their lifetime. The Williams Institute has found that 25.2% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced DV/IPV at some point in their lifetime.
Pride Month celebrates the resiliency and strength of people who identify as LGBTQ+, including those who have experienced violence. During Pride Month 2021, Donnellan Law, PLLC stands in solidarity with all people who identify as LGBTQ+.
Donnellan Law, PLLC is a full service matrimonial and family law firm located in Ballston Spa, New York. The attorneys at Donnellan Law, PLLC are well equipped to answer all of your matrimonial and family law related questions, including questions about orders of protection through family court for incidences of DV/IPV. For an initial confidential consultation, please contact us at 518-884-0200 or visit www.dlawfirmny.com for more information.
Domestic Violence & Crime Victim Emotional Support Services:
- In Our Own Voices
- Albany County Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center
- Peter’s Crime Victim Services
2021 Pride events in our community:
*LGBTQ+ is used as a shortened version of a much larger acrynym that emcompasses a multitude of identities. Please find a more complete list of identities and definitions here.