Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. Sexual orientation and gender identity questions are not asked on most national or State surveys, making it difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs.
Violence against LGBT people
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Domestic Violence Information Guide - NYS OPDV
International Handbook of Violence Research pp Cite as. Perhaps the most egregious example to date has been the Holocaust, where six million Jews were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. Other groups were also targeted by the Nazis, including 10, to 15, homosexual men who were arrested between and and deported to concentration camps Hamm ; Comstock It is alarming to note that the voices of xenophobia and racism are once again reverberating throughout German society. Unable to display preview.
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals at Increased Risk for Sexual Assault
This page is dedicated to providing information, resources and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered men and women who are victims of domestic violence. It is a myth that same-sex couples don't batter each other, or if they do; they are just "fighting" or it is "mutual abuse". Domestic abuse is always about power and control. Tactics can include physical, emotional or verbal abuse, isolation, threats, intimidation, minimizing, denying, blaming, coercion, financial abuse, or using children or pets to control your behavior. Domestic violence runs in a cycle.
Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community — including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes. As a community, LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, and marginalization, which put us at greater risk for sexual assault. We also face higher rates of hate-motivated violence, which can often take the form of sexual assault.