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Young gays 'suffer 60% of violence in family setting'-report

Reports of abuse up from 35% to 42%, more users seek shelters

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 17 - Gays between the ages of 13-29 suffer 60% of the violence aimed against them in a family setting, Gay Help Line said Tuesday.
    Over 50% of reports of violence come from under 35s, the help line said.
    Violence from family members rose from 35% of all discriminatory attacks in 2021 to 42% in 2022, the line said.
    Some 20% of users of the help line between the ages of 18 and 26 asked to be housed in gay shelters set up by the Refuge LGBT organization.
    In this case. too, there was a sharp rise in the number of young gays reporting violence and discrimination from their families.
    (ANSA).
   

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