This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Just like their straight peers, LGBT teens can be abused by their partners. In fact, the rate of violence in same-gender relationships is roughly the same as in heterosexual relationships. But abuse is often experienced differently by LGBT teens. An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection (AARDVARC) has compiled a list of resources for professionals exploring abuse and violence within same-sex relationships. The site also includes a list of debunked myths around LGBT relationship violence.