Is abuse in same-sex relationships rare?
Again, domestic abuse does not discriminate-it can affect a huge range of people. Same-sex partnerships are not exempt from relationship violence. Statistics estimate that there are about 1 million lesbian and gay male victims of partner abuse each year. For gay women and men, they may not be coming forward for a variety of reasons-maybe they are not “out” in their community and don’t feel comfortable asking for help. Perhaps they fear discrimination from those who are there to help victims of relationship violence.