The majority of perpetrators are someone known to the victim.Approximately seven out of 10 of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, such as in the case of intimate partner sexual violence or acquaintance rape.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.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.Pandora's Project offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous articles and resources. If you've been a victim of stranger rape, acquaintance or date rape, molestation, incest, childhood sexual abuse, partner or marital rape, gang rape, or any other type of sexual assault, you are welcome here as you recover and reclaim your life. If you were just raped or were sexually abused when you were a child, if this is your first step in recovery or you've already been through counseling and want to connect with other survivors, Pandora's Project is here to support you.The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors.
We believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing.
data from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia and included in the chart regarding details of location.
Of all sexual assaults recorded in 2007, 95 percent occurred in these states.
National data on the age and gender of victims of sexual assault cannot, as it was in previous years, be presented here, due to incompleteness of published state and territory age data, particularly on victims aged 45 or more.
Similarly, the absence of more recent data on victim–offender relationships prevents presentation of the relevant chart this year.