While just 0.14 percent of ICE detainees self-identified as LGBTQ in 2017, they reportedly accounted for 12 percent of sexual abuse and assault victims.
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Sexual assault is still a major issue for the military. Reports rose by 10 percent last year, though there is some discussion about whether that is an increase in the number of assaults or an increased willingness of troops to come forward and report them. Among those veterans there is another number that is going up: the people getting their records corrected to show they served honorably.
As you reflect during Pride Month on your efforts to reach out to LGBTQ+ communities, consider ways you can increase your capacity to meet the needs of intersex individuals who may be dealing with trauma related to IGM.
Domestic violence affects millions of people each year. Head and neck injuries are some of the most common issues, and neurologist Glynnis Zieman is uncovering how frequently traumatic brain injury is a part of the picture.
Immigrant children in the custody of U.S. border authorities allegedly suffered pervasive abuse ranging from insults and threats to physical assaults, according to documents reviewed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
This is a known problem among advocates for abuse survivors—and that it sometimes gets dismissed as paranoia. In a situation where the stalker might be violent, that’s a mistake.