Query • 07.30.10

Posted on 29 Jul 2010 at 5:00pm

How critical a problem is family violence in the LGBT community and why?

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Erick William Masters — “I think it is a lot more common than people choose to believe!”

Lisa Dub Windsor — “I don’t think it is any different than heterosexual families. I have known many couples who have been physically and mentally abusive towards each other.”

Robert Raymo — “Compared to non-LGBT violence, there is no comparison; though we do have problems.”

Gregg S. Gunter — “I have seen many LGBT families with family violence, usually fueled by alcohol.”

Kyla Stearns — “I think family violence is prevalent in families no matter if LGBT is involved or not.”

Stephanie Inman — “Family violence is just as much of a problem for the LGBT community as it is the straight community; however the LGBT community has fewer resources for victims.”

Chuck Marcelo Dube — “I’m fortunate to have had a supportive family but see emotional/mental violence as a serious LGBT issue affecting self esteem.”

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 30, 2010.

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