Where possible, analysis of data collected in the and GSS on Victimization cycles is included to allow for comparisons over time. Beginning in , successive Supreme Court of Canada rulings and Acts of Parliament have enshrined in law the rights of those who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual and protection from discrimination, harassment and violence motivated by hate Government of Canada The General Social Survey GSS on Victimization measures violent victimization with respect to three offences—sexual assault, robbery and physical assault Text box 2. Sexual orientation: Refers to how a person perceives and defines their sexuality, which is whether she or he considers herself or himself to be heterosexual, lesbian and gay, or bisexual.
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The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between and was 6, The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11, That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men.
Violent victimization of lesbians, gays and bisexuals in Canada, 2014
Domestic violence occurs across the world, in various cultures,  and affects people across society, at all levels of economic status;  however, indicators of lower socioeconomic status such as unemployment and low income have been shown to be risk factors for higher levels of domestic violence in several studies. Some studies  have found that "women are as physically aggressive or more aggressive than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners". However, studies have shown that women are more likely to be injured. While some sources state that gay and lesbian couples experience domestic violence at the same frequency as heterosexual couples,  other sources report that domestic violence rates among gay, lesbian and bisexual people might be higher but more under-reported.
She wasn't even sure she should. Until that moment, McBride, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and the first transgender American to address a major party convention, had only disclosed her sexual assault to a few people. While the perception of the LGBTQ community is that of increasing visibility and acceptance, especially during Pride month, it is a population that continues to face discrimination that makes it more vulnerable to sexual violence. A survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality found nearly half of respondents were sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime and one in 10 was sexually assaulted in the past year. Experts say reasons for the disproportionately higher rates of sexual violence are complex.