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  • LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

    A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the LGBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" counseling that used sexual assault as a means of attempting to turn him straight.

  • News Analysis: Forced Sex in Prison Report

    The U.S. Department of Justice has released its report, “Sexual Victimization in Prisons, and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12: National Inmate Survey, 2011–12.” As this survey collected data for the sexual orientation of the victim, differences in risk between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) inmates and heterosexual inmates became visible: LGB inmates are much more likely to be victims than are straight inmates. Sexual victimization or forced sex ranges from nonconsensual touching to gang rape. Fortunately most inmates both straight and LGB reported no sexual victimization. Unfortunately, the survey did not collect data for the victimization of transgender individuals.

  • Notalone.gov To Assist Campus Rape Survivors

    Want to know whether there's been a history of sexual assaults on your college campus? The Obama administration has created a new website that will post enforcement actions it's taken against schools and provide information for survivors on where to go for help.

  • Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

    Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.