Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. People identifying as LGBTQ+ experience sexual violence at a higher rate than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. They are also more likely to be denied services due to anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.

You can help! Here are some ways:

  • Believe survivors. If someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, believe what they’re telling you.
  • Offer support. If you know someone who has been sexually assaulted, ask them how you can support them.
  • Know resources. Organizations like the YWCA, Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline, and The Network/La Red can help. See below for more info.
  • Address stigma and discrimination. If you witness homophobia or transphobia, speak up.
  • Donate. Volunteer or give money to organizations that help LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual assault.

These are some resources for survivors of sexual assault:

YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services New Britain: 860-505-0469

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence Crisis Hotline: 888-999-5545

The Network/La Red ( crisis hotline: 800-832-1901

The Anti-Violence Project ( 212-714-1141

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