1in6 believes that any effective healing process must both honor and occur within the multiple contexts of each man’s life. Those influences, both positive and challenging, combined together in varying degrees, are the foundation for the richly complex and healthy men we strive to be. Sexual orientation and gender expression play a complex role in a man’s life; especially a male-identifying survivor of childhood sexual abuse. 1in6 is dedicated to both understanding and communicating this relationship.
Lessons learned through our ongoing Campus Outreach Campaign, and also through our consultation and collaboration with national and local LGBTQI organizations and activists, have informed our current awareness and engagement efforts. With the guidance of experts in the field, we will continue to explore the distinct effects of childhood sexual trauma on those in the LGBTQI community, to better serve these individuals with relevant and responsive information and programming.
Locally, in the LA area we are working with organizations such as the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the Being Alive/PWA Action Coalition, The Trevor Project and various gay, lesbian and transgender centers on college campuses to explore the issue of abuse and craft meaningful and responsive information.
If you would like more information, or would like to participate in this effort please contact Martha Lucia Marin at [email protected]