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The LGBTQ community includes members of every other minority and majority group (ethnic, religious, racial, socioeconomic, immigration status, etc) Domestic violence occurs proportionally across all groupings and categories of people. Myth 7 – It is easier for lesbian or gay victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships than it is for heterosexual counterparts who are married. Lesbian and gay couples are as intertwined and involved in each others’ lives as are heterosexual couples.
Due to the lack of societal support many lesbians & gay men are more “protective” of the relationship and less likely to leave despite the abuse.
Every person is responsible for every action taken. There is evidence to show that batterers who abuse drugs and alcohol are equally likely to batter while sober.
If a person who batters is on drugs or alcohol, that person has two serious and very separate problems.
Myth 2 – It really isn’t intimate partner violence when two gay men fight. There is nothing normal or appropriate about intimate partner violence.
The vast majority of same-sex relationships are free of abuse.
Myth 5 – The law does not and will not protect victims of violence in the LGBTQ community.
Leaving is often the hardest thing for a victim to accomplish—harder for instance than staying.
Batterers threaten their victims with more violence (including threats of murder) if they leave.
A person who is small, but prone to violence and rage can do a lot of damage to someone who may be taller, heavier, stronger, and non-violent.
Size weight, “masculinity”, “femininity” or any other physical attribute or role is not a good indicator of whether a person is a victim or a perpretator of violence, especially considering that intimate partner violence can include emotional, financial, and sexual abuse.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.