Sexual assault on the rock: LGBTQ+ experiences in Newfoundland and Labrador

Cumby, Christopher (2017) Sexual assault on the rock: LGBTQ+ experiences in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Many studies in North America have concluded that LGBTQ+ people are at a higher risk for experiencing sexual assault than their cisgender/heterosexual counterparts; however, no studies to date have explored the experiences of sexual violence among LGBTQ+ people within Newfoundland and Labrador. To this end, the objective of this study is to understand the sexual experiences of gender and sexual minority groups that have been uncomfortable, awkward, or unwanted within the larger Newfoundland and Labrador LGBTQ+ community. The study was administered through an anonymous, online survey instrument, replicated from Menning and Holtzman's (2014) study of on-campus LGBTQ+ sexual violence, and adapted for geographical differences. The data were analyzed using a traditional content analysis of open-ended responses, while descriptive statistics are used to summarize the closed-ended responses. Results from the study indicate that sexual violence is a prominent issue within the community, demonstrating that LGBTQ+ people experience sexual violence similarly to the general population with some differences. This study is therefore an initial exploration to which further research must be conducted in order to advance understanding of this phenomenon.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 12898
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-90).
Keywords: LGBT, LGBTQ+, Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, Newfoundland and Labrador, Queer, Trans, Rape
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: October 2017
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Rape -- Newfoundland and Labrador; Sexual minorities -- Abuse of -- Newfoundland and Labrador

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