The Boston Herald reports on the findings of a sad but unsurprising study soon to be published in the American Journal of Public Health:
"Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital
found that gays, bisexuals and heterosexuals who have had a same-sex
partner are 1 to two times as likely to experience violence, especially
in childhood, and have double the risk of experiencing PTSD as a result."
And the reasons behind this are even less surprising:
"The researchers cite several factors behind the increased rates of victimization and PTSD, including: hate crimes, gender non-conforming behavior in childhood, which increases risk of being bullied, and social isolation and discrimination."