The #MyPartnersKeeper Pledge
1 in 4 LGBT people are abused by a partner at some point in their life. Roughly half of the victims in the LGBTQ+ community do not talk about the abuse they are experiencing because they believe it will not help them for a variety of reasons. The #MyPartnersKeeper campaign is an advocacy operation to spread awareness about social behaviors that are hindering youth from living less traumatic and toxic lives
According to the San Diego Community Center, partner abuse is an ongoing pattern of behaviors where one person tries to control the thoughts, beliefs, or actions of their partner, someone they are in a relationship with or dating. Partner abuse can cause some LGBTQ+ members internalizing homophobia and shame about their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is also instituting a system of oppression that influences some LGBTQ+ people to constantly live in fear of harassment, rejection, or bullying.
Sign the Pledge and Become Your Partner's Keeper!
The solution is simple. It starts with you! Sign our pledge and commit to raise awareness and start conversations about partner abuse. If you are a victim, please talk about it with trustworthy for proper coping and healing, call the Anti-Violence Project intervention hotline at (212)714-1141 or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.