Luckily, there are a number of resources on campus and in the community that have specific training to help male survivors of rape and sexual assault. When youth in one study were asked if they knew "where to find resources for GLBT youth experiencing dating violence," only 10% identified domestic violence or sexual assault services (Freedner et al., 2002).

Know what behaviors you do and do not want to engage in, and communicate this to your partner.

Be assertive when someone is crossing your boundaries and tell them to stop if they are doing something you don’t like or don’t want to happen.

Many sexual assault programs struggle to reduce barriers for teens to access their services; in the case of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth, the barriers may be even more substantial.

It's important to note that the term "teen dating violence," while commonly used, is more aptly named "adolescent relationship abuse," which includes sexual and reproductive coercion and sexual assault as well as physical and emotional abuse.

There are many resources on campus and within the community that include counselors specifically trained on issues within the LGBT communities.

Men in same-sex relationships also face a number of myths and expectations.

The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. We do know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important.

This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence.

Research indicates that domestic violence among same-sex couples occurs at similar rates as domestic violence among straight couples.