LGBTQIA2S+ Survivors



Research shown by RAINN state that trans and gender diverse folks are at higher risk for sexual violence.

Research from National Coalition Against Domestic Violence shows that LGBTQIA2S+ folks experience higher rates of similar rates of sexual violence, stalking, and relationship violence with bisexual women facing the highest rate at 61.1%. 

Challenges to Reporting and Seeking Support

LGBTQIA2S+ survivors face many additional challenges to reporting interpersonal violence or seeking support, including:

  • Fear of being outed
  • Fear of outing their offender
  • Not seeing law enforcement, courts, services providers, etc. as reflective or supportive of their community
  • Body image and discomfort
  • Fear of discrimination or mistreatment
  • Potential in-group consequences

Campus and Community Resources