The vast majority of activism, advocacy, and research around sexual violence has focused on 'heterosexual' situations, in which the male is the aggressor and the female the victim. However, many relationships simply do not fit this scenario. LGBTQ-identified people can cause harm and trauma or be subjected to harm and trauma.
Additionally, they can be targeted by violence which uses sex in a hate crime or bias-motivated incidence.
Another interesting factor to consider is that most LGBTQ people have rejected traditional, rigid gender roles which are a risk factor for perpetration of sexual violence. There is much to be learned.
- National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) NOMAS is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, and anti-racist. http://nomas.org/chapters
- Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community. http://gmdvp.org/
- Culturally Competent Service Provision to LGBT Survivors We have an ethical mandate to serve all survivors of sexual violence. Yet LGBT survivors have often been excluded from our work. http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_LGBTSexualViolence.pdf
- Forge Forward FORGE supports, educates and advocates for the rights and lives of transgender individuals across the gender spectrum, forging a movement that embraces and empowers our diverse complexities. http://forge-forward.org/anti-violence/
- Hate Violence against LGBT People in the United States (PDF:95pages/5.5GB) This report provides the most comprehensive data on anti-LGBT violence in the US and provides recommendations for ways to advance prevention of hate violence. http://www.avp.org/documents/2008HVReportDraft3smallerfile.pdf
OutFront Minnesota Anti-Violence Program
A broad-based effort to end violence and harassment against LGBT community members in Minnesota and support victim/survivors of violence. http://www.outfront.org/programs/avp
- 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People The most comprehensive national research of its kind to date. The report documents experiences of over 5000 LGBTQQ students, faculty, and staff at US colleges. http://www.campuspride.org/research/
- Show Me Love Show Me Love! is a campaign to raise awareness about healthy relationships and provide resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. We celebrate fun, vibrant, healthy LGBTQ relationships. http://www.showmelovedc.org
- The LGBT Community and Sexual Violence This one hour webinar provides basic information about LGBTQ communities. Specific focus is on counseling techniques and prevention education tips for rape crisis center advocates and educators. http://www.pcar.org/lgbt-community-and-sexual-violence
- LGBTQArchitect This website will guide you through documentation for campus administrators working with LGBTQ populations. Use these documents to construct a program for yourself. http://architect.lgbtcampus.org/
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