This research on gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GBTIQ) men’s attitudes and experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SA) was undertaken in 2017-2018.
Sexualities and Genders Research (SaGR), at Western Sydney University was commissioned to undertake the survey by ACON (formerly known as AIDS Council of New South Wales), who collaborated in the survey design and analysis.
An online survey was completed by 895 GBTIQ-identifying men, primarily focusing on IPV in same-sex relationships. However, the survey included questions about SA, with some men providing additional information on SA in the open-ended questions in the survey.
The survey did not ask specific questions about criminal victimisation or perpetration in relationships but was instead focused on men’s views and experiences of healthy and unhealthy relationships. The findings are an overview of the main issues arising from this research, along with recommendations for further action.