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Documents and Materials

Abuse in Gay Male Relationships—A Discussion Paper
Informs victimized gay men; their friends, colleagues, and family; and helping professionals of how to identify and respond to intimate partner abuse.

Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples
Reviews some of the many issues involved in domestic violence in gay couples and offers suggestions for intervention and treatment.

Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Communities—Trainers Manual
Gives health and human service providers the knowledge and skills necessary to sensitively and effectively respond to LGBTQ victims of domestic violence.

Hate and Bias Crimes
Provides an extensive list of organizations and resources addressing hate crimes.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Domestic Violence in 2002
Describes incidents of domestic violence in the LGBTQ community that were reported during 2002 to community-based antiviolence organizations in 11 U.S. regions. The report also highlights LGBTQ survivors’ stories of domestic violence and summarizes the legal impact on the ability of LGBTQ people to access protective orders.

Living in the Margins: A National Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
Discusses the results of a survey conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute.

Relationship Violence in LGBTQ Communities—Moving Beyond a Gender-Based Framework
Critically reviews some of the research that has been done to better understand the contexts, dynamics, and impact of relationship violence within LGBTQ communities and identifies barriers that exist within support services when responding to this form of violence.

Seeing Past the 'L'—Addressing Anti-Male Bias in Sexual Assault Services for the LGBT Community
Discusses the silence of many LGBTQ advocates about services for men, arguing that GBT male victims are relatively unwelcome or invisible in anti-sexual violence centers. The article provides recommendations that agencies can follow to become more inclusive.


Anti-Violence Project
Provides LGBTQ and HIV-positive victims of violence and others affected by violence in New York City with free and confidential services, enabling them to regain their sense of control, identify and evaluate their options, and assert their rights.

Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Provides technical assistance, training, and education to community organizations, law enforcement, and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the LGBTQ community.

Community United Against Violence
Works to end violence against and within LGBTQ and questioning communities. It offers a 24-hour confidential and multilingual crisis line, free counseling, legal advocacy, and emergency assistance to survivors of hate crimes and domestic violence.

FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)
Serves survivors of sexual violence and their service providers through the Transgender Sexual Violence Project.

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
Dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Trains activists, organizes broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBTQ referenda and advance pro-LGBTQ legislation, and provides research and policy analysis.

The Network/La Red
Addresses battering in lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender communities. Focuses on community organizing, education, support services, and coalition building with other movements for social change and social justice.

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
Increases communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of LGBTQ survivors of abuse through education, organizing, and advocacy.

WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence)
Addresses the legal needs of LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking through its LGBTQ Program.

Wingspan Anti-Violence Project
Provides free and confidential 24-hour crisis intervention, information, support, referrals, emergency shelter, and advocacy to LGBTQ victims and survivors of violence.

Web Sites

Features professional resources and literature relevant to domestic violence among gay and lesbian couples and provides links to each state's resources, including victim services and legal resources and statutes.

Lesbian Sexual Assault, Rape, and LGBTQ Domestic Violence
Lists information, resources, and hotlines for LGBTQ victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.