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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:23 AM

Gay & bi teen boys are 5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted

Gay, bisexual, and questioning teens are more likely to face abuse from their parents and romantic partners, according to a research paper published this month in JAMA Pediatrics.

Researchers looked at data collected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from surveys of 29,000 14 to 18-year-old teens conducted from 2015 to 2017 and found a “striking” difference in the rate at which LGB teens are the victims of abuse compared to straight teens.

Over one in 10 LGB teens reported being the victim of romantic partner violence in the previous year, and over one in five said that they had been sexually assaulted.

Lesbian and bisexual girls were over twice as likely to have gotten in a physical fight. Gay and bisexual boys were five times more likely to have been sexually assaulted than straight boys.

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lambchopp59 Mar 13 #1

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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 05:07 PM

1. Not surprising. The closet begets evil acts from the closeted.

I was about 12 when my uncle assaulted me, when I didn't have all that sexual stuff sorted out in my head yet. Somehow his perception that I was gay made it "okay" to rape me, as though in his pseudo-Catholic religion I fell somewhere below the dignity of someone allowed to keep their clothes on. This was 1972, the APA had only recently de-classified homosexuality as a normal variant. I never saw him again.

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