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Domestic Violence and Sexual Orientation

  • 2 in 5 lesbian women, 3 in 5 bisexual women, and 1 in 3 heterosexual women will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)

  • 1 in 4 gay men, 1 in 3 bisexual men, and 3 in 10 heterosexual men will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)

  • 1 in 5 bisexual women and 1 in 10 heterosexual women will be raped by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)