Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people sometimes experience violence directed toward their sexuality or gender identity. This violence may be enacted by the state, as in laws prescribing punishment for homosexual acts, or by individuals. It may be psychological or physical and motivated by homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. in total, 294 lesbians and gay men responded to a national survey about their experiences of anti-gaylesbian violence. Rates for various kinds of assaults and settings in which violence occurs are reported by gender and race of respondents. The issue of domestic violence among lesbians has become a serious social concern, but the topic has often been ignored, both in academic analyses and in the establishment of social services for battered women. Sometimes violence against men and women occur in reaction to what were perceived to be sexual advances by someone of the same sex. In some instances, judges have mitigated sentences on the grounds that the insinuations of this nature allegedly caused disgust, which in turn led to violence. Partner violence in lesbian (and gay) relationships recently has been identified as an important social problem. Partner or domestic violence among lesbians has been defined as including physical, sexual and psychological abuse, although researchers have most often studied physical violence. The off our backs report a study into anti-lesbian violence. Dating violence among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents results from a community survey. Teen perceptions of dating violence, help-seeking, and the role of schools. myths about lesbian relationships and domestic violence abound, just like myths about lesbians themselves. Weve outlined these myths about lesbians and domestic violence but the important thing to remember is that any type of domestic violence is wrong, whether youre in a lesbian relationship or not.