National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Requests for reprints should be sent to David M. Stress and oppressed social category membership. Few studies of gay and lesbian populations have been sufficiently large to yield useful information regarding the incidence or prevalence of anti-gay harassment, discrimination, and victimization or to identify demographic subgroups at particular risk. Moreover, the ways in which society both hypersexualizes LGBTQ people and stigmatizes our relationships can lead to intimate partner violence that stems from internalized homophobia and shame. For LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault, their identities — and the discrimination they face surrounding those identities — often make them hesitant to seek help from police, hospitals, shelters or rape crisis centers, the very resources that are supposed to help them. HIV-infected men are probably at increased risk because of the added stigma associated with their disease.
Transgender Survey were most likely to have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
The impact of homophobia, poverty, and racism on the mental health of gay and bisexual Latino men: As a community, LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, and marginalization, which put us at greater risk for sexual assault. The impact of victimization on the mental health and suicidality of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths. Little is known about the prevalence or incidence of mistreatment in the years following high school. Kegeles designed the questionnaire, supervised the study, and contributed to the writing of the article and to interpretation of the findings.
J Consult Clin Psychol. Stress and oppressed social category membership. Victimization, use of violence, and drug use at school among male adolescents who engage in same-sex sexual behavior. Society and the Adolescent Self-Image. As a community, LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, and marginalization, which put us at greater risk for sexual assault. Little is known about the prevalence or incidence of mistreatment in the years following high school. Alternately, men with greater psychological distress may simply be more likely to report mistreatment or to interpret ambiguous negative events as anti-gay discrimination or harassment.