Domestic Violence is a Gay Problem as well

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    May 17, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    Domestic Violence is not always between a Man and a Women. It does not discriminate based on Sexual Orientation.

    Domestic Violence is also a big problem in the LGBT Community as well. Unfortunately with the Government not being openly accepting of Gay couples, especially in the past, it is really difficult to get reliable statistics on DV within that community. Often times it goes unreported or misreported. But DV is every bit as serious and dangerous for a gay couple. All media I have released today applies to that community as well!
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    May 18, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    That's such great work you're doing on behalf of victims of violence. I just read your profile. So sorry for you on the loss of your mom. At such an early age, that's tough enough. But then to have to wrap your brain around the senselessness of it must be nearly mind boggling.

    In discussing domestic violence in a social workers class I took, we touched only very little on gay on gay violence and what was mentioned was mostly only discussed because I kept questioning the professor with being gay in mind.

    Here's just a random search I did now on social worker gay domestic violence and here's from the very first link that comes up on yahoo with that search

    http://www.socialworker.com/domesticviolence.htm
    On the entire page, we got just this one line "Violence also occurs in gay and lesbian relationships, although these incidents may be underreported." That's it. Nothing else mentioned.

    Yet according to http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/gay.shtml
    "the rates of domestic violence in same-gender relationships is roughly the same as domestic violence against heterosexual women"

    So it seems you have your work cut out for you. Good for you to find such a constructive way to redirect your pain. May you prevent at least one person from such a fate.
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    May 18, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Two of my boyfriends got violent with me, "attempting" to throw punches and stuff.
    Neither of them ever hit me. icon_lol.gif
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    May 18, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    I also had a BF, with whom I was living, who roughed me up in a rage. Even left bruises on me.

    As soon as that happened I began planning my departure. Couldn't be that day, as a practical matter, though I wished I had that option. But 3 months later I was gone. NEVER accept domestic violence!
  • rman23

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    Jun 18, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    excuse me but you have NO SAY in what is discriminatory. Apparently your company can't accept that men are 50% of victims. Including straight relationships. SHAME on you.
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    Jun 18, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    Anyone who's interested in learning about intimate partner violence in gay relationships should check out the Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project: http://gmdvp.org/