Partner Abuse in LGBQ/T Communities

25-33% of LGBQ/T people experience abuse by a partner.

It is estimated that 1 out of 4 LGBQ/T youth will experience abuse from a dating partner.

According to the 2015 US Transgender Survey, 54% of people experienced some form of partner abuse.

Tactics of Abuse:

“My partner would always make fun of my voice and make inappropriate comments about my body in front of my friends. It made me feel uncomfortable. When I asked my partner to stop, they said that I was just being sensitive.” – Anonymous Survivor

“I felt like I could have nothing private in my life because my partner would go through my stuff, read my mail, listen in on my phone calls, and decide who I could be friends with.” – Anonymous Survivor

“I thought I was doing what my partner wanted me to do, but still it didn’t stop the fights… I always felt like I was wrong and in trouble.”- Anonymous Survivor

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