First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday 25th November, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching ‘A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence’ – the very first guide to be released in the UK specifically for lesbian and bisexual women. The booklet is aimed at providing survivors of rape or sexual violence with information and help to find the support they need. The guide is the first of a planned series of three information booklets funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people who are survivors of sexual violence.
Research suggests that LGB&T people often fail to access support services for fear of experiencing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. This is a huge issue, in particular for those requiring support around domestic or sexual violence, as mainstream services are often not experienced in dealing with same-sex abuse.
As well as the booklet for women, an updated version of the guide for gay and bisexual men and a new guide for trans people will also be released next month.
You can download ‘A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence’ here.