I guess before volunteering at RCASA I never really thought about same sex sexual assault. I’m not sure if this was pure naivete or just plain denial.
When I think about it, it totally makes sense that there would be assault in the LGBTQ community; there is no person that is immune from assault. Sexual assault and violence does not discriminate, gay, straight, rich, poor, fat, thin, kind, mean, male, female, and every other adjective you can think of.
Many volunteers are heterosexual, but are completely one with working with someone, or many someones in the LGBTQ community. Many volunteers identify with other LGBTQ individuals. The mix of volunteers and survivors make a strong, safe place for every person who needs help with sexual violence.
At RCASA we (volunteers and counselors alike) are ready to help anyone. That is what RCASA does, RCASA helps. We are here for anyone and everyone.