Wednesday, April 16, 2008


According to a research study that used the hierarchical linear modeling analyses, a significant predictor of lifetime victimization was sexual orientation. This study researched primarily European American individuals at the University of Washington. Lesbian, gay, and bisexuals reported more victimization in the following: childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault in adulthood, childhood psychological and physical abuse by parents, and partner psychological and physical victimization in adulthood. Also reported was a greater sexual victimization amongst men than women. (Balsam et al., 2005)

Several months ago there was a report of several men being stalked and beaten up. This occurred after being seduced which lead to “your place” and then being accused of sexual contact with a minor.

Every so often I feel the need to place warnings out there to all of you. If you are going out by yourself clubbing, tell your closest friends where you are before you go. Always have a cell phone. Never take strangers back to your place.

Be safe and have fun.

Island Dyke


Balsam, KF, Rothblum, ED & Beauchaine, TP. (2005). Victimization over the life span: a comparison of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual siblings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 477-87. Retrieved on April 16, 2008, from

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