I'm currently working on an essay about various gay issues. I'm wondering if there's such a thing as domestic violence in gay households. I've heard some stories but I don't get why this sort of thing would exist among gay couples, given how difficult gay life already is. Do you know someone who has lived through this or who is currently living this? Have you ever been a victim of domestic abuse from your boyfriend or lover? And if it ever happened, what would you do? Retaliate? Leave him? Call the cops?