The rates of sexual victimization for LGB respondents was 23.2 percent, nearly double that of heterosexual youth, of whom 12.3 percent reported sexual coercion.
Transgender youth reported the highest rates of dating violence, with 88.9 percent reporting physical dating violence.
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The Urban Institute’s study also showed that LGB youth were much more likely than their heterosexual peers to be perpetrators of dating violence.
While the Urban Institute’s report did not provide much of a discussion of either the causes or effects of LGBTQ teen dating violence, there may be similarities to certain findings among non-LGBTQ youth.
Dating violence during adolescence is generally accepted to be a precursor to domestic or intimate partner violence in adulthood.
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showed significantly higher rates of dating violence among LGB youth than among non-LGB youth.
While 29 percent of heterosexual youth surveyed reported being physically abused by dating partners, for example, 42.8 percent of LGB youth reported the same.