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NYIT in the Media
Oct 01 2013

Blazey on Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community

living out

"The rate of domestic violence in same-sex relationships is equal to, and sometimes higher, than the rates found in heterosexual ones," writes College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, D.O., in Living Out.

"There are many ways that an abuser may try to control his or her partner, and often times the abuse is more than physical. Common threats include telling the survivor's contacts about his or her sexual orientation, threatening to alienate their partner from their community, and even 'outing' a spouse to their children if they share custody."