LGBT relationships can be wonderful. A recent University of Michigan School of Public Health article found that teens in an LGBT relationship can result in decreased internalized homophobia (lack of acceptance for one's own LGBT identity) and increased self-esteem.
Remember, in order for any relationship to be successful in your life, it is always important to employ the Three Keys to a Healthy Relationship:
If you think that you are in an unhealthy relationship, work on the communication between you and your partner. If you are in an abusive or violent relationship, get help now:
- Call your local domestic violence shelter. Ask them about LGBT issues and related services. If you are not happy with their response, ask them for a referral to a larger, perhaps more LGBT-inclusive shelter.
- Call 1-(800)-799-SAFE (7233) to speak with someone from the National Domestic Abuse Hotline. This is a toll-free number and there are interpreters on call for 139 different languages. The person you speak to can help connect you to local shelters and resources.
- Call someone you trust, a local LGBT community center, or support network and ask for help. They may be able to direct you to LGBT inclusive shelters and resources.
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