Domestic Abuse Increases Throughout LGBT Community

A new report from the National Anti-Violence Project reveals that rates of domestic abuse and violence have increased among couples in the LGBT community and that support and protections for survivors is low. Reports of domestic violence increased 38 percent from last year, including seven deaths. Over 44 percent of survivors were turned away from traditional shelters and over 54 percent who sought court orders for protection from abuse were denied. (HT: David Mixner.)