DA shines light on domestic violence

DailyNewsTribune.com – By Jeff Gilbride/Daily News staff

Waltham – In a room filled with social workers, law enforcement and advocates, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone yesterday stressed the need to draw attention to domestic violence in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

According to Jane Doe Inc., one in four gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people are battered by a partner at some point in their life.

Leone said he fears that “in the gay community, where the community is more tightly knit, people might be more cut off from other support networks.”