Created by Interligne, this guide will help you adapt your intervention practices to the specific issues and realities of people from the LGBTQ+ community regarding sexual violence.
Downloadable from the Alix platform, this guide is a part of the LEXIC2 toolkit for professionals working with victims of sexual violence. The content is divided into four parts, and an audio version is also available. You will also have access to a series of conversations with experts on the subject and a review of intervention tools.
Knowing the right terms
In this guide, you will find a good grounding in the terms, myths and prejudices surrounding sexual and gender diversity. This can be useful for your information as well as for others in your community. The notion of intersectionality is also explored.
Next, the guide introduces certain concepts relating to sexual violence, such as rape culture and consent. Several myths and prejudices regarding LGBTQ+ people and sexual violence are also debunked. Feel free to integrate them into workshops or to use them for a kiosk activity in your community.
Sexual violence against LGBTQ+ people
The next section of the guide deals specifically with sexual violence experienced by LGBTQ+ people. You will be able to consolidate or broaden your understanding of the specificities of these realities, which will help improve prevention and intervention strategies for these communities.
Finally, the guide deals with disclosure, reporting and the relations between LGBTQ+ people and the legal structure. This will help you to better understand the reason for their distrust of these systems. You will then be in a better position to assist or guide LGBTQ+ people through the process of disclosure and reporting.
A word of advice : first read the guide, then listen to the expert talks. It helps to fully understand each theme.
Interligne is an organization that provides a 24/7 helpline and support services to LGBTQ+ people, their loved ones and professionals who work with them. Alix is their platform that focuses on violence against people of diverse sexual orientation and gender. Interligne also delivers awareness-raising activities and training for the general public, legal help and a number of other programs on an occasional or one-off basis.