Naming The Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering

Edited by Kerry Lobel (Seal Press)
While this 1986 book is regrettably out of print, you can find it through a library or used book store, or online. The personal stories of many abused lesbians are shared here, to help you to identify the problem and know that you are not alone.

Woman To Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape?
by Lori Girshick (Northeastern University Press)

With the stories of survivors of sexual assaults by same-sex partners woven through, this book reports on an important survey and helps bring to light a seldom-examined aspect of intimate partner abuse.

Lesbians Talk: Violent Relationships
by Joelle Taylor and Tracy Chandler (Scarlet Press)

This is a short book that draws from the voices of women themselves to describe the problem of abuse in lesbian relationships and offer solutions.

Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change
by Beth Leventhal and Sandra Lundy (Sage Publications)

This well-written and insightful book offers guidance to community members who want to address the needs of abused lesbians and gay men, explaining the structuring of service provision and the overcoming of institutional barriers.


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