LGBTQ+ Survivors

WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE FOR THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY?

CARE understands sexual violence/dating violence usually intersects with other forms of oppression, making it essential that we discuss and plan for all circumstances that may arise because of this. While we know interpersonal violence knows no boundaries, we live in a society that is built on systems of privilege which allow some people to maintain power and control while others are left vulnerable. Healing from trauma is not a one-size-fits-all. We acknowledge that each person may hold many intersecting identities and want to provide a safe environment for all people.

 

People who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community may have factors involved in their interpersonal relationships that are unique to their identity. Some examples of interpersonal violence include:

  • Threats of “outing”
  • Abuse can be related to identity
  • Misconceptions about abuse and gender
  • Sabotaging partner’s hormone treatments, forcing them to medically transition
  • Denying partner’s identity
  • Using own identity as way of justifying abuse

CONFIDENTIALITY

CARE is a confidential service for survivors. What this means is that we are not required to report as per Title IX responsible employee requirements. We are able to provide a safe space to discuss any and all concerns a survivor may have without fear.

 

HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU

CARE understands sexual violence/dating violence usually intersects with other forms of oppression, making it essential that we discuss and plan for all circumstances that may arise because of this. While we know interpersonal violence knows no boundaries, we live in a society that is built on systems of privilege which allow some people to maintain power and control while others are left vulnerable. Healing from trauma is not a one-size-fits-all. We acknowledge that each person may hold many intersecting identities and want to provide a safe environment for all people.

CARE knows that everyone’s experiences are unique and valid and will support you explore your options. We strive to create a space that acknowledges the different experiences and barriers that individual community members face and where survivors feel safe to discuss as much or as little as they choose to.


Make an appointment today by filling out our online appointment request form.

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

 

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

COMMUNITY AND NATIONAL RESOURCES: