August 04, 2011

LBT women students at greater risk of sexual violence

New figures released by the National Union of Students indicate that over one third of women students who identify as lesbian, bisexual and/or trans (LBT) are the victims of a sexual assault.

Postgraduate researcher Tami Peterson conducted the new analysis using figures from a 2010 questionnaire distributed by the NUS Women’s Campaign. The “Hidden Marks” survey involved 2,058 women students, 18% of whom described themselves as lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, or otherwise non-straight/non-cis.

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