Canadians who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ are over three times more likely to experience physical or sexual assaults than persons who identify as heterosexual and cisgender. They are significantly more likely to experience inappropriate, unwanted sexual behaviours in public, online, or at work. In addition to these staggering figures, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons may face additional barriers in accessing medical, legal, and other supports following an incident of sexual violence.
The resources below have been assembled to highlight 2SLGBTQIA+ perspectives on sexual assault. These resources are included throughout the guide but have been consolidated here as well for ease of review.
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Dr. Baker-Braxton is also a Clinical Psychologist specializing in LGBT mental health and trauma Psy.D.was hired by Howard Brown Health to spearhead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the first LGBTQ-specific sexual assault response program in the nation: in.power*.
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