Yes, of course! The perpetrator can be a woman against a man, or a man in a same sex relationship. The thing to remember is: Any person can be a perpetrator.
Sometimes it is difficult for men to either accept that they are victims of abuse or report the abuse to Police or support services.
They may feel that they are not going to be believed or taken seriously. There are specific support services for men available (see support services section) who will understand and are trained to understand the effects of domestic abuse on males.
Cleveland Police have a zero tolerance to abuse regardless of gender. Staff will be sensitive to the needs of men and they will be taken seriously.
If you are a man suffering domestic abuse do not remain silent. There is help available.