Straight and same-sex domestic violence share many common characteristics: The generally accepted model of a male aggressor and female survivor cannot be easily applied when dealing with victims in same-sex relationships.Same-sex couples there- fore face certain impediments to having their domestic violence issues recognized and addressed that straight couples do not: Domestic violence among same-sex couples is a serious public health concern.
He saw the underwear, and just flew into a rage, saying, 'How dare you wear those! '"José threw him on the floor of their bedroom closet, and smashed the only light bulb in the room, leaving them in darkness.
He loomed above Chris on the floor as he tore the underwear away.
That was the first time things had ever turned violent between the two."I was in such a state of shock," Chris recounted seven years later, his fingers tapping at a wine glass stem and his brown eyes drifting.
"I thought, 'Oh, he's just jealous; it's the drinking,' and I let it go. No drugs, but lots of drinking."The second time was worse.
In fact, one in three young people — straight, gay and everyone in between — experience some form of dating abuse.