Young LGBTIQ people are more likely to experience bullying and violence in schools and in the family.
Lynne Hillier’s Writing Themselves In considered the health and wellbeing of young same sex attracted and gender questioning people. It found that young people suffer high levels of verbal and physical homophobic abuse in the community and particularly at school.
Exposure to violence at home, in school or in the community can make it more difficult to identify abuse in a relationship or to ask for help. Young people may need extra help to access services. In NSW, Twenty10 works with young people who are intersex, gender and sexually diverse, their families and communities to support them.