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One in three LGBTQ+ people have been abused by family members, study finds

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Nearly one third (29%) of LGBTQ+ people have been subjected to abuse from people in their family, according to a study by Galop.

The anti-abuse charity found that trans and non-binary people experienced this at a higher rate than others in the community, with 43% having dealt with it.

Of those surveyed, more than six in 10 (63%) were under the age of 18 when they first experienced abuse at the hands of their family, with 31% being older than this when it happened for the first time.

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