The feminist movement of 1970s America notoriously prioritized issues faced by white, heterosexual women. The movement’s leaders explicitly distanced themselves from lesbian members out of fear of “lesbian baiting,” a sexist and homophobic tactic employed by anti-feminists to discredit the feminist movement by blanket-labeling its members as lesbians. In contract, others embraced “lesbian feminism,” a feminist movement that sought to prioritize issues faced by predominantly white lesbian women. These lesbian feminists promoted the concept of the “lesbian utopia,” which posited that lesbian relationships are “gender empty,” thus fundamentally egalitarian and devoid of interpersonal violence. A predominantly heterosexist culture further fueled this concept, layering it with homophobic stereotypes, including dismissing woman to woman intimate partner abuse (WWIPA), intimate partner violence occurring in a relationship between two sexual minority women, as a “catfight” or “mutual abuse.” Together, the lesbian utopia and heterosexism acted synergistically to erase the experiences of victim/survivors of WWIPA. Despite the promises of the lesbian utopia, sexual minority women are just as or more likely than heterosexual women to experience IPV and its adverse mental health outcomes. However, sexual minority victim/survivors face additional barriers to receiving support. Sexual minority women report formal support systems such as domestic violence shelters and police departments to be last-resort options out of fear of experiencing discrimination or compounding trauma. For sexual minority women of color and transgender women, these stressors are further compounded by experiences of racism and transphobia. Public health interventions centering diversity, inclusion and social justice to provide adequate support and healthcare services to victim/survivors of WWIPA are needed.