April 1, 2019

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Stay Brave welcomes a new law has come into force in Scotland that makes psychological domestic abuse and controlling behaviour a crime. 

It covers the full breadth of violent, threatening, intimidating and other controlling behaviour which can destroy a victim’s autonomy and further recognises the adverse impact domestic abuse can have on children.

Until the new legislation, the law in Scotland only provided for prosecution of th...

March 4, 2019

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#MeToo has proven to be a triumph for so many, demonstrating the scale of assault, harassment and abuse, and allowing survivors to stand in solidarity with one another. We’ve seen how individual experiences have amalgamated to create something so much bigger than the sum of its parts. Yet, despite all its successes, the movement has been dominated by female voices, leaving many male survivors feeling isolated from the movement,...

January 23, 2019

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Stay Brave is very proud to have partnered with Chappy, the gay community dating app, where we helped examine a number of issues facing gay and bisexual men in British society.

It surveyed 518 men from across the UK. Findings include;

Nearly one quarter of gay and bisexual man have been the victim of domestic abuse from a same-sex partner.

The report also found that 22 percent of male respondents had suffered domestic abuse w...

December 14, 2018

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Stay Brave today expresses its deep appreciation to Nathan Sparling as he plans to step down as the Chair of Stay Brave's Trustee Board. 

As Chair of Stay Brave for the last two years, Nathan has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the cause and ensuring Stay Brave is in a stable position to make lasting contributions to the journeys survivors of abuse take.

Nathan had these words to say;

“It has been great to Chair the B...

October 10, 2018

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No one would judge me if I wanted to scream at them with every insult - but I don't think that's what I'd want to do.

I was in an air-conditioned, windowless meeting room within the bowels BBC’s Broadcasting House. I was sitting across a table with a producer who wanted to help me tell my story in a documentary he was planning. I walked him through what happened, the attacks, life afterwards and how I came about to founding a cha...

August 14, 2018

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The year 2004: Facebook was launched, civil partnerships are introduced for same-sex couples in the UK, Outkast’s “Hey Ya” was top of the charts, the final episode of Friends is broadcast.

In other words, 2004 was a long time ago. It’s also the same year that the Gender Recognition Act was introduced, for the first time allowing for the legal change of gender, and a lot has changed in 14 years.

Despite an estimated 200,000 – 500,...

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