|A random family photo picked off the internet. What a bunch of weirdos! Not a tattoo, piercing or strand of dyed hair in sight.|
If you were to spend the tiniest amount of time on the internet doing some searching, you might reach the conclusion that the picture shown above is the true face of Male Toxicity.
According to a 2012 report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence, 47% of homicides by Intimate Partners happened to Gay men.
If Gay men make up 2.5% of the population (a number that is debatable) then Gay partner homicide is approximately 20 times the base rate. Not "20%". Nope, 20 TIMES and closer to 40 TIMES the base-rate-minus-Gay-and-Lesbian couples.
Sure the data is old and yes, it only covered two years of data. So there could be a "small number" problem because homicides are still a relatively rare event.
The same report states:
Gay men were more likely to require medical attention and suffer injuries as a result of IPV. Gay men were close to two times (1.7) more likely to require medical attention and 16 times more likely to suffer injury as compared to individuals who did not identify as gay men.
That is a very bizarre combination of facts. Sixteen times more likely to be injured but only 1.7 times more likely to "require" medical attention. "Injured" data may be collected from responding-officer reports. Since checking into a medical facility is (usually) voluntary, perhaps "required" means "sought".
It is speculative to offer reasons why the violence is under-reported but it may have to do with manipulative behaviors on the part of the perpetrator and the cognitive dissonance in the mind of the victim; Gay means "happy", not violent.
People who study the issue universally agree that Intimate-Partner-Violence is under-reported in the LGBT community. The official numbers are that LG report IPV at rates similar to hetero couples while B sees statistically higher rates and the T component is so new as to not have enough data to report with confidence.
If the injury and homicide data are stable and accurate, then IPV in the LGBT community is at least an order-of-magnitude greater than officially recognized.