Join one of our weekly chat-based support groupsfacilitated by a counselor. Many people have absorbed the myths to some extent. Below, we outline the myths and the facts—to encourage understanding and healing.
Joan M. Cook, Ph. She is currently the principal investigator on a large comparative effectiveness trial funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people can face violence motivated by hateful attitudes towards their sexuality or gender identity. Violence targeted at people because of their perceived sexuality can be psychological or physical and can extend to murder. These actions may be motivated by homophobialesbophobiabiphobiatransphobiaand may be influenced by culturalreligious   or political mores and biases.
MOSCOW -- It seemed like a good idea at the time: create a series of YouTube videos in which children sit down to talk to people who are often marginalized by society. For instance, the elderly, the disabled, people with eating disorders, or homosexuals. But one video in the Real Talk series — in which children between the ages of 6 and 13 ask questions of a male homosexual -- caught the attention of a group of socially conservative Russian State Duma deputies.
Herek's blog. Follow DrGregoryHerek. Open bibliography in a separate window Members of disliked minority groups are often stereotyped as representing a danger to the majority's most vulnerable members.
Qualitative Sociology. Qualitative data from three sources are combined to assess lifestyle characteristics of homosexual victims of violent crimes. Data sources include studies of homosexual fathers, participants in public restroom sex and homosexual victims of murder.
Update: On October 12, a government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, tweeted that the government "does not intend to introduce any new law with regards to regulation of LGBT activities in Uganda because the current provisions in the penal code are sufficient. Kampala — Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people, Human Rights Watch said today. The death of the activist, Brian Wasswa, comes as the Ugandan government calls for reintroducing an anti-homosexuality bill that would provide the death penalty for consensual same-sex acts.
Sexual violence affects people of every gender identity, and sexual orientation. People who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer LGBTQ communities also experience sexual violence, and may face different or additional challenges in accessing legal, medical, law enforcement or other resources than other populations. As an LGBTQ survivor of sexual violence, you may face many of the same emotions and challenges as other survivors, but also might encounter additional hurdles. Below are some common reactions to experiencing sexual violence that both LGBTQ survivors and others may experience.
A doctor in Uganda faces charges of professional misconduct over allegations he assaulted a lesbian patient. It is understood to be the first time a doctor has been referred to the medical council for attacking a member of the LGBT community. Earlier this month, James Nsaba Buturo said he and other parliamentarians wanted to retable a bill that would make homosexual sex punishable by death.