The yelling, the threatening text messages, the hitting went on for months. "He slammed me on the ground and was like get in the car," Harris said.
"He snatched the phone, and he started hitting me." Harris lived to tell her story, but 15-year-old Danielle Locklear died after her ex-boyfriend, Je'Michael Malloy, strangled her and tied weights to her body before dumping her in water.
She is with the Center for Innovative Public Health Research, based in San Clemente, Calif.
Researchers analyzed information collected in 20 from 1,058 youths in the Growing Up with Media study, a national online survey funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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?
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.
Date violence and date rape among adolescents: Associations with disordered eating behaviors and psychological health.
American Journal of Public Health, 91(10), 1679-1685.
The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence, however, is cause for concern.Girls were significantly more likely than boys to say they had been victims of sexual dating violence and that they had committed physical dating violence. D., Northeastern Illinois University; Shree Mohanty, M. "Adolescent dating violence is common among young people.It also overlaps between victimization and perpetration and appears across different forms of dating abuse,” according to Michele Ybarra, MPH, Ph D.
According to the CDC, 23 percent of girls and 14 percent of boys will experience dating violence for the first time between 11 and 17 years old.