“Sexual Assault and sexual violence is a painful reality in the LGBT community, just as it is among heterosexuals. Sadly, many LGBT folks who have been raped or sexually assaulted suffer in silence. Many people lack of awareness that you can be a victim of sexual assault regardless of your gender or the gender of the perpetrator. Although it is changing, many rape crisis centers have traditionally served heterosexual women and may lack resources to best help LGBT survivors.”
From Fenway Health
- Fenway Health has these resources for queer survivors.
- For an incredible resource about intimate partner violence in the queer community, check out The Network La Red.
- “As queer survivors, we know that we often face additional obstacles to pursuing justice both for our own cases and as organizers. Here are a few tips we’ve compiled to address homophobia as a survivor.” See the advice from Know Your IX.