LGBT Sexual Violence

Sexual violence in the LGBT community can have a number of implications for survivors.  Sexual assault happens to, and is committed by, people of all sexual orientations.  This pamphlet does a great job of outlining what LBGT survivors of sexual violence might go through.

Some main points:

  • Due to a lack of awareness of same-sex sexual assault in the LGBT community, silence may appear to be the only option.
  • Survivors who are not 'out' may find reporting the assault to be more difficult
  • Stereotypes of promiscuity may make one hesitant to report for fear of blaming and judgement

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LGBT Survivors