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Study Finds Queer People Three Times More Likely to Be Assaulted

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A new report from Statistics Canada releases some shocking figures about incidents of physical and sexual assault, mental health disorders, and more.

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Canadians are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault, according to newly released data from Statistics Canada.

Among members of sexual minority groups — including LGB people and those who otherwise identify as nonheterosexual — 11 percent reported experiencing such an assault in the previous 12 months, compared to 4 percent of heterosexuals, the report states. The survey was taken in 2018 and the report released Wednesday.

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Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT