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Lesbian Sexual Assault, Rape

and LGBT Domestic Violence.


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Same Sex Sexual Assault


aardvarc information on same sex sexual assault

Male on Female sexual assault.


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.


"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


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


"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


"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


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


Information on woman on woman sexual assault.


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


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

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)


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


"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.




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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

Teen AIDSline

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

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

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

NYC LGBT Community Center

Audre Lorde Project

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


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Agencies

Resources in your area- by area code -find an lgbt support group

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Message boards for lesbian sexual assault

and rape survivors

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Non-profit Resources



Lesbian survivor support group.




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


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




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


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


Pandoras Aquarium


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


Support Group for Lesbians


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


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."




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


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.



Lesbian Assault Resources

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Non-profit Resources


Same Sex Sexual Assault


aardvarc information on same sex sexual assault


Survivor Project


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


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


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


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

Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling


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


Gay and lesbian suicide counseling


Information on gay and lesbian suicide counseling.


The Lesbian Resource Center


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


Government Resources

National Website and Hotlines
































LGBT Medical Resources

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Government Resources

Medline directory for LGBT health issues


Non-profit Resources

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association


To find an lgbt Medical Doctor click here for a referral


Lesbian Therapist Referral Network



Community health centers


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


Lesbian Health Foundation of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association


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)


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


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

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Hate crimes information

Rape is a crime of violence and power

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Non-profit Resources

Gay and lesbian anti violence project


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


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


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


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


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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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.


More books on lgbt sexual assault

Non-profit Resources


Lending library


Books / lending library on LGBTQ domestic violence and assault.


Survivor Project


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

Gender Education & Advocacy


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


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


Gender Watch database (available at a local university)


Current Events

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

Current Events Resources

The Advocate



Online resources from network lared

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