Survey on LGBT+ people’s experience of sexual violence
We are undertaking a three-year research project looking at the impact of sexual violence on LGBT+ people across the country and what needs to change to ensure LGBT+ people get the support they want.
Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-violence organisation. We have provided specialist support to LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence for over 15 years. Our work is based on empowerment, community and an understanding of trauma and the impact for LGBT+ people.
There has been no comprehensive research into LGBT+ people’s experience of sexual violence and so at a national level we can guess what the picture is but don’t know for sure. We hope, if you are an LGBT+ survivor of sexual violence, that you might help us hear the voices of LGBT+ people by filling in this survey.
LGBT+ survivors are involved at every stage of this research: helping us develop this survey, filling it in, taking part in individual interviews or group meetings across the country, providing expert insight at every stage of the project, helping shape and share the findings. If you would like to be part of this, please let us have your details at the end of the survey or by email.
We have given a lot of thought to the questions in this survey. As a service, we are led by the needs of the survivors we work with and would not normally ask questions like this. But this survey is our one chance to get a clear picture of LGBT+ people’s experiences.
However, we know that filling in the survey will not be easy and doing so may bring up difficult thoughts and feelings. We want to support you, so we have put together some support resources and encourage you to take a look. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us online at galop.org.uk/report if you need to speak to someone.