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LGBTQ Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Information- updated version

Lesbian Sexual Assault, Rape
  and LGBT Domestic Violence.
You are not alone. 
Many lesbians and members of the LGBTQ community have been sexually assaulted.  Please seek support. 

Listed below are the 4 main catagories of lgbt sexual assault and the best resource on them.  Further information is available.  Please scroll down.



aardvarc information on same sex sexual assault

Male on Female sexual assault.
The issues this article discusses are sexual trauma particular to lesbians, police treatment, emotional issues, gender oriented shame and how anti lesbian violence 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.
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?"

Male on Male sexual assault.


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

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.


More information:
Youth oriented support 1 800-347-TEEN (toll-free)
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

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 hours

Lesbian Therapist Referral Network

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

NYC LGBT Community Center

Audre Lorde Project

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer
Organizations and Agencies
Resources in your area- by area code

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

Lesbian and LGBTQ sexual assault, rape, hate crime and therapy information
These are the message boards for lesbian sexual assault victims:


Rainbow hope is the main and previously only support board for lgbtq rape and sexual assault victims.  It's tone is very healing and safe.  It's very well organized and there are seperate groups for trauma and general issues.  The people there are extremely nice.


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


I was concerned that there was only one support group for lgbtq rape survivors so I started a new one.  Please feel free to join and post.  The tone is healing and it is meant as a safe place for survivors to share their stories and ask questions.

This is a message board for partners of lesbian sexual assault survivors.
Message boards for woman on woman abuse
A support group for women survivors who have suffered abuse by other woman.
A discussion list for adult females who were abused as children by at least one female.  This message board is carefully moderated.
Amazon Alternatives In Healing is an Email Support List for Lesbian survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Informative websites on Lesbian sexual assault and rape

Sexual assault of lesbians:

The issues this article deals with are sexual trauma particular to lesbians, police treatment, emotional issues, gender oriented shame and how anti lesbian violence 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. "

Information specifically for gay and lesbian survivors
of rape and sexual assault.  This site is one of the best groupings of information I have found on lgbtq rape survivor resources.  The whole site is well organized.


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

"Rape and sexual assault can happen to any woman, no matter what kind of person she is, what she looks like, or what her sexual orientation is. They are violent crimes used to exert power, humiliate, and control."


This site contains links to more resources and articles on Sexual assault in the LGBT community. 


Issues for LBGT Survivors of Sexual Assault - Lesbian and transgender information on sexual assault.


Sexual Assault in the Transgender Communities- An authoritative article on transgender sexual assault.


An Article on Lesbian sexual assault issues -

"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."

Woman on Woman sexual assault


lesbian sexual assault information.

"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?"


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.


LGBTQ therapy resources

online counseling for lgbtq
Finding a good counselor.....
who understands and knows both the joys and
complexities of being non-heterosexual can be equally
challenging.  Online Counseling Alternatives is a
resource for you during those time when you need
support and assistance in making life more meaningful
and manageable.  Our counseling services were designed
with a knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness
of who we are and the paths we walk.  Together we can
work on those issues that are most important to you
and seek solutions to the problems and obstacles
currently in your life.
Counseling Options are:Live Online Counseling, Email
Counseling, Telephone counseling, and Online Support

Gay friendly online therapy and self help resources.
When you need help, you want someone there who
understands and who knows how to help. As a therapist
online with a private practice in Toronto, I can help
you with many problems. For online help, see online
counseling and for Toronto therapy see my approach
"...and then the day came when the risk to remain
tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took
to blossom."

-- Anais Nin

Choosing a therapist by Michele O'Mara.  Offers online
therapy as well as tips to finding a lgbtq friendly therapist.  What to avoid and watch out for.

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.

counseling information for lgbtq community

In spite of the title, there is no shame here. If you
cause physical harm to your body in order to deal with
overwhelming feelings, know that you have nothing to
be ashamed of. This site is lgbtq friendly.


Information on gay and lesbian suicide counseling.


LGBTQ search engines to find medical information and lgbtq friendly health care


Anti violence project resources for health and emergency.

"Here is our extensive list of LGTBH and crime victim resources"


Directory for lesbian health

The Women's Studies Section (WSS) of the Association
of College & Research Libraries was formed to discuss,
promote, and support women's studies collections and
services in academic and research libraries.  Lesbian
Links Plus A Few Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Sites

Online directory for mental health lgbtq resources

Lesbian search engine oriented to health care for lesbians.


Hate crimes information.  Rape is a crime of violence and power.


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 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


“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.)

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.”"

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.  Seems a lesbian household is a very healthy place to be.

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).


Youth oriented support for lgbtq in relation to hate crimes and therapy.

"The Rainbow Connection" (also referred to as "TRC")
is a web site devoted to assisting gay and lesbian
youth (primarily teens) with issues they encounter in
everyday life concerning their sexual orientation. In
the near future, through the use of an on-line "form",
participants will have the opportunity to submit their
questions and concerns to TRC. They may then choose to
be paired with another participant who expresses
similar interests or concerns or they may also be
referred to an "on-line counselor" (people who have
been selected by TRC, due to past experiences, to deal
with particular issues)

For more resources for gay and lesbian rape survivors click here for a safe google search.

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