Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people sometimes experience violence directed toward their sexuality or gender identity. It may be psychological or physical and motivated by biphobia , gayphobia , homophobia , lesbophobia , and transphobia. Influencing factors may be cultural , religious ,    or political mores and biases. Currently, homosexual acts are legal in almost all Western countries , and in many of these countries violence against LGBT people is classified as a hate crime. Historically, state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals was mostly limited to male homosexuality , termed " sodomy ". During the medieval and early modern period, the penalty for sodomy was usually death.
Egypt: Security Forces Abuse, Torture LGBT People
Violence against LGBT people - Wikipedia
Ayub Kataev, head of the ministry of internal affairs for the town of Argun, showed a team from Vice News around its now abandoned police facility in an attempt to disprove the alleged abuse of more than men. Footage showed footprints on the floor of the abandoned facility, where empty rooms were filled with broken glass and furniture. News of the disappearances provoked global outcry earlier this year, prompting a rare pledge of a formal investigation from the Kremlin. Kheda Saratova, Chechnya's Human Rights Commissioner and government advisor, claimed she had seen no evidence of the alleged persecution. Tatiana Lokshina, the Russian programme director at HRW, said reports of new abductions had stopped, suggesting that international pressure has worked. The organisation said men were rounded up in February and April, being tortured into confessions, humiliated, starved and forced to hand over information about other men who might be gay.
Combat Stress and PTSD
If you were bullied as a child, you probably remember feeling helpless, unsafe, insecure, and alone. You may doubt yourself, have trouble trusting people, and lack quality friendships. This lack of healing and closure is especially true if the bullying was never resolved or addressed when you were younger. These lingering effects do not simply go away just because you grew up.
THE VAST majority of gay and lesbians surveyed in new research say they have been verbally abused or suffered harassment because of their sexual identity. But the report also shows many are resilient, drawing support from family or friends, and have gone on to lead happy and satisfying lives. The report is based on findings from 1, completed online surveys and from 40 in-depth face-to-face interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people of all ages. It shows that 80 per cent of respondents say they have been verbally abused, while 40 per cent say they have been punched, kicked or beaten. Among the most vulnerable, research shows almost 20 per cent have considered suicide due to psychological distress arising from harassment or discrimination.