Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and questioning/queer youth.As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.
Types of physical abuse named by more than 10% of participants in one study included: The research usually has been done with mostly white, middle-class lesbians who are sufficiently open about their sexual orientation to have met researchers seeking participants in the lesbian community. Many lesbian batterers grew up in violent households and were physically, sexually, or verbally abused and/or witnessed their mothers being abused by fathers or stepfathers (6,7,14). Benodraitis (Ed.), Subtle sexism: Current practice and prospects for change (pp. How is lesbian partner violence different from heterosexual partner violence? The cultural politics of abuse in lesbian relationships: Challenges for community action. Read more about our services, and learn more about domestic violence among same-sex couples, in our informational booklet.Laws at both the state and federal level that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been changing rapidly over the last several years.