Queer teen dating
Discuss your rules: no overnights with a romantic partner, no being in the room with the door closed, etc. If they don’t have your trust, how can they regain it?(You may be fine with them spending the night, or unsupervised time, with a romantic partner; if so, there is less negotiating to do.) Tell them you will trust them to comply with these ground rules, and to tell you which peers they apply to. It’s very important that all of this is communicated to them openly.
Transgender youth reported the highest rates of dating violence, with 88.9 percent reporting physical dating violence.
Unfortunately, most studies of IPV in the LGBTQ community focus exclusively on adults, and most studies of teen dating violence fail to take into account respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity.
The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence, however, is cause for concern.
If you trust your teen to be honest with you about their relationships, set some ground rules.
Let them know that if they’re romantic with somebody, you want to meet that person, and you want them to be honest about the nature of their relationship. Does your gut tell you that they might try to do something dishonest?
Victims of teen dating violence face a greater risk of problems like depression, suicidality, drug and alcohol problems, and re-victimization in young adulthood, problems that have also been shown to disproportionately affect LGBTQ teens in general.