Psychological sequelae of hate-crime victimization among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.

  title={Psychological sequelae of hate-crime victimization among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.},
  author={Gregory M. Herek and Jennifer Gillis and Jeanine C. Cogan},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={67 6},
Questionnaire data about criminal victimization experiences were collected from 2,259 Sacramento-area lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (N = 1,170 women, 1,089 men). Approximately 1/5 of the women and 1/4 of the men had experienced victimization because of their adult sexual orientation. Hate crimes were less likely than nonbias crimes to have been reported to police. Compared with other recent crime victims, lesbian and gay hate-crime survivors manifested significantly more symptoms of… 

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