Category: LGBTQIA+

How Transphobia Impacts Survivors

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How Transphobia Impacts Survivors BY CLEMENTINE ELLIS Often, the survivors portrayed in the media all look and act the same. Based on what we see on our screens, you might assume that only certain types of people can be survivors of sexual or intimate partner violence- people that are heterosexual, cisgender, white, and have no visible… Read more »

The Increasing Sexualization of The Bi Woman

December 9, 2022 Authored by: Olivia Momberg, Lumina Alliance Intern Abstract The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), reported that 74.9% of bisexual women will be confronted with sexual violence in their lifetime (CDC, 2010). The LGBTQ+ community is already more likely to experience sexual violence, but the percentage of bisexual women… Read more »

Pride Month – Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Originally published on May 28th, 2021 Written by Samantha Riordan June marks the beginning of PRIDE month; during this month, we want to talk about the misconceptions and misconstrued notions surrounding sexual assault and intimate partner violence within the LGBTQIA+ community. In recent years, we have seen momentum to support and uplift members of the… Read more »