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NCJ Number: 228106 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Assault Support Services and Community Systems: Understanding Critical Issues and Needs in the LGBTQ Community
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:15  Issue:8  Dated:August 2009  Pages:952-976
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Todahl; Deanna Linville; Amy Bustin; Jenna Wheeler; Jeff Gau
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 25
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between community attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals.
Abstract: Findings of the study address the experiences and needs of LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. Participants believe that sexual violence is a problem within the LGBTQ community, and that prevention efforts tailored to the community are needed. Findings confirm the issues of an overall discrimination and misunderstanding toward and about the LGBTQ community and their impact on the response to sexual violence, intervention, and prevention; the lack of public discussion of these issues; and gaps and barriers in public services for LGBTQ persons. Data were collected through a survey and during focus group interviews. Data were analyzed separately, with survey findings leading to focus group questions. Tables, figure, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Discrimination against homosexuals; Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Homosexuality; Homosexuality-crime relationships; Individual behavior; Psychosexual behavior; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public Opinion of Crime; Risk taking behavior; Sex discrimination; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Sexual behavior; Sexual harassment; Victim services
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