Discrimination and hate crimes againstDiscrimination Cover' individuals who identify as LGBTQ persist in our homes, communities, workplaces and social institutions.  This resource gives a broader picture of the many ways attitudes and norms create unsafe spaces for people who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The political, social, and cultural environment Hate Crimes Coverof homophobia in U.S. culture contributes to violence against people who identify as, or are identified as, LGBTQ.  This special resource outlines recent laws concerning hate and bias-motivated crimes in the U.S.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

For people who identify as LGBTQComing Out Cover, the coming out process can be both difficult and freeing.  This special resource offers some considerations for the coming out process and background on the journey an individual might take in discussing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This resource outlines steps forCapacity Cover organizations can take to build capacity for engaging LGBTQ communities, facilitating prevention efforts with LGBTQ communities, and providing services to survivors who identify as LGBTQ.  There are also areas for consideration and activities to help organizations move even further toward a more inclusive, affirming agency.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

There are a wealth of programs, strengths, List Coverand best practices for working with LGBTQ communities and serving survivors of sexual violence who identify as LGBTQ.  This list offers some of those materials, organized alphabetically and by focus area.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

FORGE offers a fact sheet for victim services professionals discussing the "Terms Paradox." Related to providing effective and competent advocacy to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, this paradox refers to the idea that the terms used in providing service are both crucial to establishing safety and support, and meaningless in the basic foundations of effective service provision.

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FORGE offers a fact sheet of information and terms and definitions on gender identity and expression for victim-service professionals.

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This statement discusses promoting equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgener and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) communities as a central component to sexual violence prevention.

This resource was created using questions and comments from individuals in the anti-sexual violence movement. It addresses commonly asked questions related to language used when working with, reaching out to, and establishing affirming spaces for individuals who identify as LGBTQ. Responses and guidance were provided by practitioners working to further the LGBQT movements.

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This report presents findings on the intersections between food access, water, sanitation, housing and the incidence of sexual violence in camps for displaced persons outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It also provides recommendations for action to improve access to basic needs and prevent sexual violence.

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