Violence and resulting physical injuries, trauma, and even deaths is a health concern for all people, but members of the LGBT community are at an increased risk for being victims of violence.  Both lesbian women and gay men report more harassment and physical abuse from family members.  Lesbians, gay men, and bisexual men and women are all more oftern victims of domestic partner violence that hetersexual men or women. Gay men are both more likely to be victims of domestic abuse and criminal physical violence based sexual orientation. 

People who identify as transgender may be at the biggest risk of all for experiencing violence.  Several studies have come up with different results, but some show that as much as 60 percent of this population may experience violence. Transgender women of color are at the biggest risk of being victimized. ExpertsTh believe that the numbers may be even higher because of underreporting of incidents due to stigmatization.  Physical violence is a major health issue because it causes physical injuries, some lasting or causing other complications, fatalities, and may trigger mental health conditions.See more information in the Recall Report.