When we talk about major concerns facing LGBTQ youth, we typically discuss topics like bias-based bullying and harassment or familial rejection and homelessness; and when we talk about violence facing the larger LGBTQ community, we typically discuss hate crimes.In other words, we talk about the violence facing our community from those outside it, from those who are openly homophobic and transphobic, but what about the violence happening within our community?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.Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years.Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important.According to the 2015 YRBS, LGB students were 140% (12% v.
Unfortunately, most studies of IPV in the LGBTQ community focus exclusively on adults, and most studies of teen dating violence fail to take into account respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity.
As difficult as it may be to admit, LGBTQ people – including LGBTQ youth – can be and are perpetrators of violence as well as its victims, and too often, that violence occurs in the context of romantic and/or sexual relationships.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lesbians and gay men experience equal or higher levels of intimate partner violence (IPV) as heterosexuals, with bisexual women suffering much higher rates of IPV in comparison to lesbians, gay men and heterosexual women.
High school students have launched a petition demanding an apology from their school for banning same-sex prom dates.
petition that, while the school has the legal right to enforce “this archaic and highly discriminatory rule,” the ban is “beyond shameful” and “aggressively discriminatory.”" data-reactid="23"Students at Mercy High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Middletown, Conn., write in their petition that, while the school has the legal right to enforce “this archaic and highly discriminatory rule,” the ban is “beyond shameful” and “aggressively discriminatory.”Let Girls Take Girls to Prom” launched Feb.