Resources listed in this section provide information on the prevalence of sexual violence within the LGBTIQ community and their lived experiences, as well as the services available. The titles listed in this section provide general information that may be helpful for LGBTIQ-identified people who have experienced violence, allies, and service providers.
This article discusses a report released by CALCASA that suggests that lesbian and bisexual women are at increased risk for experiencing sexual violence. The author explores rates and prevalence among LGBT individuals reported by various anti-violence organizations in addition to CALCASA.
This newsletter focuses exclusively on issues related to violence in LGBTIQ communities. Articles include information on interrupting problematic language, addressing the needs of trans survivors, and SANE protocol.
Culturally Competent Service Provision to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence
We have an ethical mandate to serve all survivors of sexual violence. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) survivors have often been excluded from our work. Sexual violence aimed at LGBT individuals has been perceived as a violent attempt to keep those who are deemed socially inferior in terms of sexual and gender expression 'in line' (Gentlewarrior, Martin-Jearld, Sweetser, Skok & Langevin, 2007/2008; HaleyNelson, 2005; Lombardi, Wilchins, Priesling & Malouf, 2001).
The Pandora Project provides online resources, tools, blogs, and groups for LGBTQ people with a history rape or sexual abuse. This page describes the services and resources available to LGBT survivors.
This document provides information specific to LGBTQ community members in an effort to provide culturally competent services. It includes information on specific tactics used by perpetrators in same-sex relationships and additional resources available to those who have experienced violence.
Accessible resources for both the local campus community and national organizations are listed.
This resource sheet addresses issues and provides resources related to LGBT individuals in later life. Links to other documents for LGBT elders facing various types of abuse are also provided.
This PowerPoint presentation discusses basic information on intimate partner violence in LGBT relationships. It defines common terms and phrases, provides information on both domestic and sexual violence in LGBT relationships and communities, and breaks down similarities and differences between LGBT and straight individuals who experience IPV.
Psychological outcome among lesbian sexual assault survivors: An examination of the roles of internalized homophobia and experiential avoidance
This article explores sexual assault as it relates to internalized homophobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression among lesbians. The authors suggest a link between internalized homophobia and emotional suppression and avoidance, noting that this increases PTSD symptoms.
This Frequently Asked Questions sheet on issues prevalent to LGBT individuals and communities addresses prevalence, motivation and perpetration of sexual assault. This document also discusses the issue of homophobia related sexual violence.
This article addresses the statistical discrepancies which the author asserts debunk the belief that sexual abuse in childhood causes homosexuality or bisexuality.