Lady Gaga has opened up to a group of LGBT kids about her challenges with mental health.

The star revealed she has post traumatic stress disorder following being raped as a 19-year-old.

To read full article, visit this Pink News link.

It's known as one of the most infamous rape scenes in Hollywood history—but Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted in a recently surfaced video that star Maria Schneider never consented to it.

To read full article, visit this Elle link. This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

U.S. Catholic leaders have been grappling with a clergy sexual abuse crisis that exploded in 2002, ignited by reporting by The Boston Globe. Nationwide, the church has paid nearly $4 billion in settlements since 1950, more than 6,500 clergy members have been accused of abuse and hundreds have been removed from church work.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

About 450 people have reported incidents of child sexual abuse at soccer clubs to 18 British police forces. A hotline set up by a children's charity in response to sex abuse claims has taken about 1,000 calls in little more than a week. At least 55 clubs, professional and amateur, have been implicated in the story.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

In the spring and summer of 1994, an ethnic cleansing campaign in Rwanda left 800,000 people dead, even while United Nations peacekeepers were on the ground and the rest of the world did virtually nothing to stop it. Toward the end of a civil war, Rwanda’s government, then run by its ethnic majority, the Hutus, systematically murdered 70 percent of the country’s ethnic minority, the Tutsis.

As the toll of the carnage became clear, human rights groups successfully pressured the United Nations to convene the first ever international tribunal for genocide in history.

The circumstances in Becket's case underscore a number of shortcomings and inconsistencies in how police departments across Maryland handle rape cases, a Baltimore Sun investigation has found. Evidence has been destroyed in hundreds of cases, complaints are discarded at a high rate, police policies and procedures vary widely between jurisdictions, and victim advocates say Maryland's law creates confusion about when cases can proceed.

This International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we must confront the idea that it is acceptable, normal even, to live in a world where women disrupt their lives to avoid sexual harassment and violence on a daily basis.

To read full commentary piece, visit this Guardian link.

Rape culture isn't isolated to the heterosexual community alone, it invades even these queer spaces and imbues woman-hating behaviour into queer men as well -- something displayed day-to-day in the ever-growing "Masc4Masc" culture of the gay community.

To read full commentary piece, visit this Huffington Post link. This commentary piece contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

The Michigan attorney general has received more than 50 additional complaints since a former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was arrested Monday and accused of sexually assaulting female minors throughout his career.

To read full article, visit this CNN link.

Some 960 members of the Canadian military reported being victims of sexual assault in the last year, and 27 percent of women in the armed forces have been sexually assaulted during their career, Statistics Canada said on Monday.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.


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