In the BME community, it is traditional to view a relationship as between a male and female. The fact that someone could be gay, lesbian or bisexual is not even thought of sometimes let alone accepted. People are too afraid to tell their families about their sexuality due to the risk that they will be disowned or worse murdered. Families often make victims feel guilty about their sexuality, tell them it is not normal and that something is wrong with them, which is not true and is a form of abuse.