This chapter focuses on how the naturalisation of the ‘female body’ in relation to gendered violence operates to exclude the experiences of LGBT+ women and gender minorities. Butler’s heterosexual matrix is used to analyse the heteronormativity of the collective and how LGBT+ victims were excluded materially and symbolically. Nevertheless, LGBT+ members of the collective continually challenged this exclusion and demonstrated how understanding violence against LGBT+ folk offered a better understanding of gendered violence and the different ways in which bodies are vulnerable to violence.
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