Teen dating for gay teens
When youth in one study were asked if they knew "where to find resources for GLBT youth experiencing dating violence," only 10% identified domestic violence or sexual assault services (Freedner et al., 2002).
Many sexual assault programs struggle to reduce barriers for teens to access their services; in the case of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth, the barriers may be even more substantial.
Research shows that teen girls are not as likely to be as abusive as teen boys.
My daughter said, “Mom, dating is hard for all teens, but for us it is a disaster.” She laughed when she said it, but she also let me know that I was going to have to approach this topic from a different direction.
In our Work/Life Relationship series we are trying to offer something for everyone.
I thought a light-hearted blog of funny dating stories from LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) teens would be a good addition.
While it’s a pretty recent phenomenon in the US, it’s slowly gaining popularity and talks about it are often coupled with flirting tips and dating advice.
Reading through various blogs and posts made me realize – aside from the obvious mistakes I was making, of course – just how many more opportunities there are for flirting today.