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Power and Control in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Relationships

January 2000 | New York Anti-Violence Project

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"Homo/Biphobia: A part of heterosexism. Using awareness of fear and hatred of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals to convince partner of danger in reaching out to others. Controlling expression of sexual identity and connections to community. Outing sexual identity. Shaming. Questioning status as a "real" lesbian or gay man, or bisexual."

This "power and control wheel" specifies the tactics that may be used by abusers of LGBT people.


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