Intersectionality and Sexual Violence

Systems of oppression give greater social power to some people over others based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other aspects of identity. Working towards a future without sexual violence means that advocates, survivors, and communities need to respond to a complex and layered reality that centers the needs of those survivors most marginalized, silenced, and unseen.California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

The Consent and Sexual Respect Initiative is committed to supporting our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community. We hope to foster a more complete understanding of sexual violence prevention in connection with anti-racism and LGBTQIA+ equality. Sexual violence disproportionally impacts BIWOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, and one of our goals is to promote awareness of this reality and offer additional support services for these vulnerable populations. Please check out the resources below for more information and support, as well as the services available through the Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion, the Wellness Center, and students organizations including SAGA, REPRESENT, and CUBE

Resources for LGBTQIA+ persons:

The MN LGBTQ Directory


#UsToo: Raising Awareness of LGBTQ Survivors


32 Black-Led Queer and Trans Organizations to Support

Resources for BIPOC persons:

Racism and Mental Health

Taking Care of Me, Taking Care of Us Workshop Series: A Radical Self-Care


BIPOC Survivor-Led Orgs and Collectives

32 Black-Led Queer and Trans Organizations to Support

Educational resources for allies: 

An Intersectional Framework to Sexual Violence Prevention

How Intersectionality Affects Norms of Sexual Violence

Silence, Power, and Inequality

Ending Sexual Violence: An Intersectional Approach

How Sex Ed Can (and Should) Advance Racial Justice

Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community