LGBT

Rape and Sexual Assault can happen to anyone. The Blue Sky Centre is here to help anyone who has been Raped or Sexually Assaulted.

If you have been sexually assaulted or injured it is never your fault. Often people don’t realise that male rape and sexual assault exists.

For gay and bisexual men and women who have been victims of assault or rape it is normal to feel confused and unsure about where to go for help especially because of the sterotypes society places on individuals about sex, strength and self protection.

Domestic abuse in the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community is a serious issue. Research has shown that about 25% of LGBT people experience violent or threatening relationships with ex-partners.

It can be hard for LGBT rape, sexual assault or domestic violence victims to seek help because they may not want to disclose their sexuality to police or other organisations.

You may be feeling ashamed, embarrassed, isolated, scared and unsafe. You may be physically hurt with internal and/or external injuries or worried about HIV or sexually transmitted infections. If you are feeling like this you can call the Blue Sky Centre on 02476 865505 in confidence to get advice and support.

Useful Links:

  • Terence Higgins Trust (THT) Offering sexual health and information services to gay and bisexual men.
    http://www.tht.org.uk
  • Broken Rainbow UK is the only National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, their family & friends, and agencies supporting them.
    Helpline: 0300 999 5428 (LGBT) – Helpline open Monday through Thursday 10am-5pm, with extended hours until 8pm on Monday & Thursday. On Tuesday they offer a specialist trans session 1pm-5pm.
    www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
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