stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and “plus,” which represents other sexual identities including pansexual, asexual and omnisexual. It’s the accepted and inclusive way to refer to the queer community, who can be grouped by one common theme: the fact they don’t identify as straight or cisgender.

Lifetime Prevalence of IPV

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Hetero Women 35%

Bi Women 61.10%

Lesbian 43.80%

Hetero men 29%

Bi Men 37.30%

Gay Men 26%

Transgender youth reported the highest rates of dating violence, with 88.9 percent reporting physical dating violence.
— "Teen Dating Violence Among LGBTQ Youth," Human Rights Campaign
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth are more likely to experience physical and psychological dating abuse, sexual coercion, and cyber dating abuse than their heterosexual peers.
— "Dating violence experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth," Journal of Youth and Adolescence

At TAP808 and DVAC, we have an LGBTQ+ specific advocate, Erika Untalan, that helps victims of dating or domestic abuse transition to thriving survivors.

To contact Erika Untalan either email at

or call (808) 534-0040