For many, college is a time for young students to gain independence and develop new perspectives and identities. For some within the queer community, college is the first place where they have an opportunity to be openly out without immediate fear of risking their safety and shelter. Despite college being a space of liberation for some, for other queer youth, schools can exacerbate their negative experiences and violence on campus. For LGBQ survivors of sexual assault, finding necessary and effective support is difficult.
There is an urgency to begin providing holistic and queer friendly prevention services for campus survivors of sexual violence. In order to provide effective support to queer students, school officials must offer LGBQ specific resources in addition to providing all staff and faculty administering services with training in cultural, social, and economic competency. The following information is to support LGBQ campus survivors.
Provides background information about same-sex sexual violence, sexual violence against LGBQ students, how sexual violence could negatively impact marginalized LGBQ students, and more.
Provides information regarding Title IX coverage of LGBQ students in harassment and bullying in education. There is additional information about other federal laws and how students can utilize them collectively to advocate for their rights.
List of organizations, websites, and groups that assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer students and survivors.
There are many questions that comes with filing complaints and explaining discrimination such as “What are my educational rights on campus as a LGBQ student?” The following are more FAQs to assist in complaint filing.
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