Get Informed: LGBTQ+
Facts about LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence
- Nearly 1 in 3 lesbian women and 1 in 2 bisexual women experience at least one form of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Facts about LGBTQ+ Sexual Assault
- Approximately 2 out of 5 gay men (40.2%) and half of bisexual men (47.4%) have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.
- Approximately 1 in 8 lesbian women (13.1%) and nearly half of bisexual women (46.1%) have been raped in their lifetime.
- 1 in 2 transgender identified people experience sexual violence in their lives.
No matter the gender of either party in a relationship, many dynamics of abuse are the same. An abusive relationship is fueled by the desire of the abuser to have power and control over their partner. The abuser uses different types of abuse, including: physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and spiritual.
There are many myths and stereotypes about sexual assault. But when you add in myths and prejudices about the LGBTQ+, a survivor faces even more misconceptions.