For a Community in which so many of us lack family roots that help us in our growing up healthily in our own bodies as LGBT, the real figures are probably much higher than what the record says. Not just in Britain but in all countries where gays do not have the fearing for their lives as their main concern.
Just because we come out early in life and our mom's said 'we love you no matter who you are'.
Still we don't get the same support straigth kids and teenagers get. It has to show somewhere in our behaviour. Not knowing how to deal with a partner when there is dissagreement, issues of faithfulness, families and in other situations couples face. For the same reason that is why there are some many LGBT's single when it seems almost every one seems to be saying they are looking for a longterm relationship or partner, husband etc. The one of us that have been burnt once or twice or three times are so scare of a commitman even though we hate being single. Gone thru a bad realtionship is bad enough imagine if there is violence or accused of violence as a way to take advantage of the new laws, to get even at our other half who we caught cheating.
Until families (mom, dad, sisters, brothers, etc) start supporting their siblings for whom they are and not want they want them to be, making sure the suppot and love spreads out equally in the family that no one gets left out, we wont be that special group who is also known for all these bad things once we get together we each other. Why would we be violent with our own?
The violence and the anger is not just limited to our other halves or homophobes but to other gays as well. I've heard many times that no one can be as bad to a gay than another gay. The anger is in us and we, regardless of how we were raised must see the real us in the mirror. Not to be afraid of what we see but to be honest with ourselves and try to fix what we see wrong.