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Lesbian Sexual Assault, Rape

and LGBT Domestic Violence.

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Overview:

Same Sex Sexual Assault

http://www.aardvarc.org/samesex/about.shtml

aardvarc information on same sex sexual assault


Male on Female sexual assault.



http://www.danenet.wicip.org/dcccrsa/saissues/lesbian.html


Sexual assault of lesbians-
The issues this article discusses are sexual trauma
particular to lesbians, police treatment, emotional issues, gender oriented shame and how anti lesbianviolence can effect relationships.

"based on interviews with women who counsel lesbian victims and on the scant amount of literature available, is an initial inquiry into the common reactions of the lesbian violence victim, as distinguished from the straight female victim or the gay man.

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Woman on Woman sexual assault.

http://www.sfwar.org/node/view/33

"Did you know that....

women can be raped by other women?
women can sexually assault other women?
violence occurs in 1 out of 4 lesbian relationships?
lesbian domestic violence often includes lesbian rape?
lesbian rape is almost always unreported?"

 

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Non-profit Resources

The Network/La Red

http://www.thenetworklared.org/

Ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual women's and
transgender communities.
"The Network/La Red was formed to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women's, and transgender communities. Through a) the formation of a community-based multi-cultural organization in which battered/formerly battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks hold leadership roles; b) community organizing, education, and the provision of support services; and c) coalition-building with other movements for social change and social justice, we seek to create a culture in which domination, coercion, and control are no longer accepted and operative social norms."

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Female - on - Female Abuse Links

http://mdsasupport.homestead.com/links.html

"Our members are a diverse group of women of varying ages, backgrounds, locations, occupations, sexual orientations, family status, etc. What all our members have in common is the experience of having been sexually abused by their mother and the courage and fortitude to come share with and support other women on the same healing journey."

Lesbian Sexual Assault Brochure

http://www.sfwar.org/node/view/33

"Why don't we hear more about this?
Because many people define rape as penetration by a penis, woman to woman rape is not acknowledged or is not taken seriously. But in fact, it is estimated that 1 out of 3 lesbians have been sexually assaulted by another woman."

 

Breaking The Silence: Sociologist Studies Woman-to-woman Sexual Violence

Although Professor Lori B. Girshick hasn’t yet concluded her study of woman-to-woman sexual abuse, what she has found so far confirms that this kind of abuse is real and that it needs to be addressed. Unfortunately, a lot of people are reluctant to admit there’s a problem. Many more are just not interested.

 

Facts about lesbian rape

http://members.aol.com/spiral2478/lesbian.html

An initial inquiry into the common reactions of the lesbian violence victim, as distinguished from the straight female victim or the gay man.
It is intended as an initial discussion of issues which may be present in and specific to the lives of lesbians in general, and the lesbian violence victim in particular.

Information on woman on woman sexual assault

http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~lgirshic/booklet.html

Information on woman on woman sexual assault.

 

Sexual Assault & Rape Information for Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual Women

http://www.avp.org/sa/female_sa.htm

Sexual Assault & Rape Information for Lesbian,
Transgender and Bisexual Women

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)

http://www.safe4all.org/info

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) provides unique services for domestic violence victims. We look for those who typically fall between the cracks, and are receiving the least amount of help -- people for whom few services are available. Our approach is to view domestic violence as a human issue. We often say it this way, "it does matter what type of person you are, if you're in an abusive relationship, it is the type of experience you're having that is important. The services you receive should be based on what you need, rather than who you are." That is the goal we work towards.
However, there are also problems that individuals face based on the fact that they are men or women, gay or straight, old or young. SAFE addresses their individual concerns, and fills in the gaps in domestic violence services.

 

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Male on Male sexual assault

A listing of sites and support groups for male sexual assault survivors.

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Woman on Man sexual assault

http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Gazebo/8216/males.html

"It seems to me that when rape is discussed as a problem, male survivors are left out of consideration. While males are less likely to be raped than are females, this does not mean that male rape is not a problem. In that spirit, I am gathering links that are of specific interest to male survivors."

 

Books / lending library on LGBTQ domestic violence and assault.

http://www.aardvarc.org/spring/library/gay.shtml

 

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Hotlines:

You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or you can search for your local rape crisis center or hotlines.

Trevor Helpline - Youth Gender Orientation
(Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender)
Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention
1-800-850-8078

Teen AIDSline
800-618-TEEN

Anti Violence Project Hotline
(212) 714-1141

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT)

Youth Support Line
800-850-8078

Gay & Transgender Hate Crime Hotline 1-800-616-HATE

Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Gay and Lesbian Youth Hotline
(800) 347-8336

Nat'l Gay & Lesbian Task Force
(202) 332-6483

NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (212)714-1141 -

24 hour Lesbian Therapist Referral Network
(212)206-1589


Park Slope Safe Homes Project
(718)499-2151 - 24 hours


NYC LGBT Community Center
(212)620-7134

Audre Lorde Project
(718)596-0342

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline and Peer Listing Line

(800)399-7337

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline
(888)340-4528


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Agencies
http://www.vachss.com/help_text/l_gay_bi_trans.html

Resources in your area- by area code -find an lgbt support group
http://www.queeramerica.com/

Google research-only online resources for lesbian rape or sexual assault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message boards for lesbian sexual assault

and rape survivors

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Non-profit Resources

Rainbowhope

www.rainbowhope.org

Lesbian survivor support group.

 

Mirrors

http://pub38.bravenet.com/forum/3235078791

Mirrors. This board is here for Lesbian Survivors of abuse, rape and incest. Partners and friends of Lesbian survivors are also welcome.

 

Lesbian rape survivors

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lesbianrapesurvivors/

A lesbian survivor group with listings of other survivor groups on the home page.

 

Strap-on.org

http://p083.ezboard.com/bpseudochainsaw

LGBT safe space for survivors of sexual/physical/emotional abuse, assault & rape. Primarily Transgender f to m and m to f.

 

Lesbian Partners of Survivors

http://forums.delphiforums.com/steph515/start

This is a message board for partners of lesbian sexual assault survivors.

 

Pandoras Aquarium

http://www.pandys.org

This site has a special forum for LGBTQ members. The overall tone is very liberal.

 

Support Group for Lesbians

http://womensissues.about.com/od/lesbianissues/

Welcome to our support group for lesbians and those we love.
Our support group, discussion board and chat room are meant for all women who are struggling with issues and life situations that might benefit from a helping hand or willing ear.


Message boards for woman on woman abuse

Women Surviving Women

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/womensurvivingwomen/

A support group for women survivors who have suffered abuse by other women.
"Women Surviving Women is a support network for us women out there in this world who have been abused, in any way, by a female perpetrator. Such abuse often leaves us confused and feeling alone and isolated. This is a place where we can come together and talk about our feelings and provide each other with support and understanding."

 

AMACF2F

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AMACF2F/

A discussion list for adult females who were abused as children by at least one female. This message board is carefully moderated.

 

Safe 4 All

http://www.safe4all.org/forums/

This online forum is for general discussion about domestic violence, and focuses especially on groups that typically fall between the cracks: abused men, same-sex victims, elderly abuse, sibling abuse, and so on. Postings are welcome without regard to what type of person you are: man or woman, gay or straight, etc. This forum is intended as a safe place for people to talk about their experiences and points of view. Please be respectful and courteous to other points of view.

 

Resources in your area- by area code -find an lgbt support group near you.
http://www.queeramerica.com/

 

 

Lesbian Assault Resources

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Non-profit Resources

Overview:

Same Sex Sexual Assault

http://www.aardvarc.org/samesex/about.shtml

aardvarc information on same sex sexual assault

 

Survivor Project

http://www.survivorproject.org/

Survivor Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action.

 

The Northwest Network

http://www.nwnetwork.org/

The Northwest Network increases our communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.

 

Sexual Violence Against Lesbian and Bisexual People

http://www.metrac.org/programs/info/prevent/les-bi.pdf

Sexual violence is prevalent in our society and happens
to many women including lesbian and bisexual
women. Survivors of assault often have a great
deal of difficulty seeking help. The myths & stereotypes
that surround lesbianism and bisexuality can
create silence, shame and guilt which often prevent
the survivor from coming forward to seek help.

Personal Sites

The Day That I Died

http://tdtid.tssupport.org/index.htm

A personal site for rape survivors by a trans-gendered person named Allison. This site is very interesting and has a very individual perspective on the problem of sexual assault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBT Therapy

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Non-profit Resources

24 hour Lesbian Therapist Referral Network
(212)206-1589

Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling

http://www.aglbic.org/

5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
Committed to educating mental health service providers about issues confronting LGBT individuals.

 

Gay and lesbian suicide counseling

http://www.befrienders.org/suicidal/glb/referrals.htm

Information on gay and lesbian suicide counseling.

 

The Lesbian Resource Center

http://www.lesbianhealth.org/

The Lesbian Resource Center works to visibly and
actively promotes the health and well-being of the
diverse community of lesbians and women who partner
with women and improve our health care through
education, advocacy, resources and referrals in the
North Carolina Triangle area.

Private Sector

Online directory for mental health lgbtq resources

http://www.gayscape.com/gayscape/mnh.html

Government Resources

National Website and Hotlines

http://www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt/national.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBT Medical Resources

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Government Resources

Medline directory for LGBT health issues

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gayandlesbianhealth.html

Non-profit Resources

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

http://www.glma.org/

To find an lgbt Medical Doctor click here for a referral

 

Lesbian Therapist Referral Network

http://www.lesbiantherapist.com/

 

Community health centers

http://www.glma.org/resources/Community_Health_Centers.shtml

Community health centers serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

 

Lesbian Health Foundation of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

http://www.glma.org/lhf

The Lesbian Health Foundation, a part of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, provides a web-based resource for research, information and services on health issues affecting lesbians, bisexual women, and transgendered individuals; education and training for health care professionals; and a national Speakers Bureau for educating and raising awareness of the special health needs of lesbians, bisexual women, and transgendered individuals.

 

Lesbian Health Research Institute (LHRI)

www.lesbianhealthresearch.org

Part of the Center for LGBT Health at Columbia University, the Lesbian Health Research Institute is committed to conducting, facilitating, supporting, and publishing high quality community-based research about lesbian health. LHRI publishes a quarterly newsletter and maintains a Web site for lesbian health research issues.

 

Transsexual Women's Resources

www.annelawrence.com/twr

Medical and other resources for transsexual women (Male-to-Female).

Lesbian Safer Sex

safersex.org/women/lesbianss.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hate crimes information

Rape is a crime of violence and power

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Non-profit Resources

Gay and lesbian anti violence project

http://www.avp.org/

Gay and lesbian anti violence project. Hotline:AVP's hotline at 212-714-1141. You can ask to speak with a male or female counselor, or Spanish- or English-speaking counselor.

Anti violence page -LAMBDA

http://www.lambdalegal.org/cgi-bin/iowa/states

Anti violence page -LAMBDA state by state laws against gender based discrimination.
LAMBDA's mission remains to bring about positive
social change by educating and enlightening the area's
diverse gay and non-gay population, both young and
old, about homo/bisexuality. LAMBDA is the region's
most respected, longest running such organization.

LAMBDA Gay/Lesbian 24-hour help line for violence
(including Domestic Violence)
(800) 616-HATE

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

http://www.ncvc.org/gethelp/gaylesbianviolence/

The victimization of gays and lesbians based upon their sexual orientation includes harassment, vandalism, robbery, assault, rape and murder. The location of these crimes is not restricted to dark streets leading from gay establishments. Violence against gays and lesbians occurs everywhere: in schools, the workplace, public places and in the home. Those who commit these acts come from all social/economic backgrounds and represent different age groups (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Safety and Fitness Exchange, Lance Bradley and Kevin Berrill, 1986.)

 

Lesbian Health and Homophobia: Perspectives for the treating Obstetrician/Gynecologist

http://www.ohanlan.com/lhr.htm

Lesbian Health and Homophobia: Perspectives for the
treating Obstetrician/Gynecologist .Featuring
Associate Director of Gynecologic Cancer Surgery at
Stanford University, Dr. Kate O'Hanlan's research.
Accepted for publication in Current Problems in
Obstetrics and Gynecology.
On this site you will find a very comprehensive study of lesbian health issues. A good area to check is children in lesbian households.

 

Analysis of homophobia

http://www.cyberpsych.org/homophobia/

The forum examines with psychoanalytic tools, the roots of homophobia in the human mind and the reason for homophobia's seeming normalcy. Psychoanalysis examines what a person was
taught by parents, friends and community, and the way each person absorbs and uses those lessons.
The forum was co-sponsored by the American
Psychoanalytic Foundation and by three committees of the American Psychoanalytic Association (the Committee on Issues of Homosexuality, the Committee on Social Issues, and the Committee on Public Information).

 

 

For additional information on hate crimes, please contact:

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1734 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-6483

National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
132 Stephens Hall Annex
Towson State University
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 830-2435

New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
647 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 807-6761
(212) 807-0197 (Hotline)

Your local prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, or state Attorney General’s office. Check in the Blue Pages of your local phone book under the appropriate section heading of either “Local Government,” “County Government,” or “State Government.”"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Resources for Lesbian

Sexual Assault / LGBT Assault

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Overview

Girshick, Lori B.. (2002). Woman-to-woman sexual violence : does she call it rape? . Boston: Northeastern University Press.
Davis HQ75.5 .G56 2002

This book deals with a topic relatively new in the arena of sexual violence: Sexually abused lesbians and violence in the lesbian community.

review

More books on lgbt sexual assault

Non-profit Resources

 

Lending library

http://www.aardvarc.org/spring/library/gay.shtml

Books / lending library on LGBTQ domestic violence and assault.

 

Survivor Project

http://www.survivorproject.org/reading.html

  • Introduction to Intersex & Trans Issues
  • Intersex & Trans People and Violence
  • Survivors' Stories
  • Survivor Project Newsletters
  • Related Topics

Gender Education & Advocacy

http://www.gender.org/resources/files.html

Gender Education & Advocacy provides a large selection of freely downloadable materials that you can use in your local area to educate others on gender issues.

 

Transgender Material

http://www.gender.org/ntgla/index.html

A Repository for Books, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Newsletters, Postcards, Films, Personal Papers, Ephemera, and Other Transgender Material.

 

Google scholar- Journal articles and citations on lesbian sexual assault

Gender Watch website

http://www.zmag.org/genderwatch/genderwatch.cfm

Gender Watch database (available at a local university)

http://www.slinfo.com/products/pt-product-genderwatch.shtml

Current Events

Two Women Charged with Rape - Gay City News and GayCityNews.com

Current Events Resources

The Advocate

Glaad

Planetout

Online resources from network lared

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