LGBTQ

Sheltering Transgender Women 

“This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most shelter staff and allied professionals have already developed practice, familiarity, and skill in providing shelter services to women.” Via Vawnet

Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities 

The select resources and research in this Special Collection illustrate the LGBTQ communities’ experiences with domestic violence within the U.S. Resources especially relevant to these individuals, as well as straight allies and professionals, address the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities, relationships, and the impact on society. Guidance for enhancing culturally specific practice and policy initiatives is provided. Via VAWnet

Sexual Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer (LGBTIQ) Communities

The select resources and research in this special collection illustrates the LGBTIQ communities’ experiences with sexual violence within the US. Resources especially relevant to these individuals, as well as straight allies and professionals, address the issue of sexual violence in LGBTIQ communities, relationships, and the impact on society. Via VAWnet

Breaking Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color

Breaking Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color presented by the African American Policy Forum and Girls for Gender Equity. Hosted at Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies on October 11th, 2014

Sexual Violence in Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ

An information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ)

Debunking 5 Common Myths About Asexuality 

There seems to be quite a lot of confusion about asexuality. Common beliefs are that it’s the same thing as celibacy, that all asexual people have been abused, and that asexuals don’t experience oppression — none of which are true.

The Safe Zone Project 

The safe zone project is a free online resource for creating powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops.

LGBT Community at a Greater Risk of Sexual Assault 

LGBTQ men and women may have increased risk of being sexual assaulted compared to heterosexual people. Several factors could account for the higher risk, among them that these groups have fewer rights and are more discriminated against.