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25% of women at comic/pop culture conventions report being sexually harassed
(Source: Bitch magazine)
13% of people attending comic conventions report having unwanted comments of a sexual nature made about them at conventions. 8% of people of all genders reported they had been groped, assaulted, or raped at a comic convention. (Source: Game Skinny)
53% of all transgender/ non-binary individuals reported verbal harassment in places of “public accommodation”; this includes hotels, restaurants, buses, public spaces.
LGBTQ people of color were 1.82 times as likely to experience physical violence compared to white LGBTQ people. Transgender people were 1.67 times as likely to experience threats and intimidation compared to LGBTQ non-transgender survivors and victims. (Source: National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs)
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Panelist credits/ contacts:
Diana M. Pho (moderator) – BeyondVictoriana.com & Tor.com / @writersyndrome
Robert Anders, RN, NP-C
Emily Asher-Perrin – Tor.com / @use_theforce_em
Marlene Bonnelly – youtube.com/ilikecomicstoo / @ilikecomicstoo
Mikki Kendall – @karnythia
Kaye M – @gildedspine
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