Oregon’s Only Culturally-Specific Program for LGBTQ Survivors
“Finding a safe space to interact with other queer survivors who can relate to my story has been very helpful in knowing that I am not alone in my struggle.” —LGBTQ Program participant
Domestic violence affects all people, regardless of age, race, economic status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community, approximately 30 percent of couples struggle with domestic violence. LGBTQ folks are often denied access to benefits, protections and institutions enjoyed by others, and they are subject to the day-to-day violence and oppression of a heterosexist society. These and other barriers frequently prevent LGBTQ survivors from accessing resources, such as support groups and shelters that could help them leave abusive partners.
Bradley Angle provides culturally-relevant, anti-oppressive support and advocacy for self-identified LGBTQ folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. LGBTQ support services are kink- and poly-friendly and inclusive of the wide variety of identities within the LGBTQ community.
Our services are free and confidential. They include support groups, healthy relationships classes, individual advocacy, resource referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, and shelter/housing assistance.
For more information about services or to speak to an LGBTQ advocate, please call 503-595-9591 ex. 305
My name is Marina. I was in an abusive relationship for 12 years, and married six of those. I experienced abuse at every level, which started after being in the relationship one year. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked is, “Why did you stay so long?”
I was relieved to learn that it takes an average of five to eight attempts to get out of an abusive relationship—my experience was... Read More »
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BRADLEY ANGLE•5432 N. Albina Ave.•Portland, OR 97217•503.232.1528