In Danger: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Survivors Behind Bars
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people are at extreme risk for sexual abuse behind bars. How can advocates help LGB survivors?
“In Danger: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Survivors Behind Bars” discusses the widespread homophobia in prisons and jails nationwide, and how such attitudes allow sexual violence to thrive. Using real stories from inmates, presenters guide advocates through scenarios and best practices for helping LGB survivors heal and stay safe.
We also review some basic information, including definitions, the prevalence of sexual abuse of LGB inmates, and dynamics of this abuse in both men’s and women’s institutions.