Domestic violence is rather more frequent in same sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples. Moreover, domestic violence is exacerbated because same-sex couples are dealing with the additional stress of being a sexual minority. This further leads to reluctance to address domestic violence issues.
There has been a lot of research on domestic violence but it hasn't looked as carefully at the subgroup of same-sex couples. Another obstacle is getting the appropriate situation which leads to domestic violence because of the stigma that has been attached to sexual orientation. But most of the time, individuals are found to be reluctant to talk about it.
Surprisingly, out of the different types of same-sex domestic violence in same sex couples, most has concentrated on lesbians rather than gay men and bisexuals.Men may not want to see themselves as the victim, to present themselves as un-masculine and unable to defend themselves.
Generally, homosexual men and women may not report domestic violence for fear of discrimination and being blamed for abuse from a partner. They also may worry about their sexual orientation being revealed before they're comfortable with it.
Mental health services for people involved in abusive same-sex relationships are becoming more common, but this population still faces obstacles in accessing help. In that context, we may need to educate health care providers about the presence of this problem and remind them to assess for it in homosexual relationships, just as they would for heterosexual patients. Therefore with increasingly deeper acceptance, the stress and stigma will disappear for these individuals so they can get the help they need.
Yeah... domestic violence is not limited to being straight and it's not just a case of a man against a woman as people conclude. It can be a woman against a man, a man against a man or a woman against a woman
Yes it does. Not any difference I think with straight people. I've got examples in my surroundings. Gay people probably have a little more chance to develop mental-issues. Luckely I live in a country where they can be theirselves.
As long as you don't live in a muslim country, because if you do, there will definitely be no violence between you since you will both already be dead.