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January 2010

Connections - Setting the Stage: Strategies for Supporting LGBTIQ Survivors

This newsletter focuses exclusively on issues related to violence in LGBTIQ communities. Articles include information on interrupting problematic language, addressing the needs of trans survivors, and SANE protocol.
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November 2009

National Transgender Discrimination Survey Preliminary Findings

This report on the preliminary findings of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey offers key findings, including statistics on unemployment, harassment on the job, loss of jobs, and housing instability. The report also discusses negative consequences of employment discrimination and high rates of poverty.
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  • NRCDV Publications
September 2009

Culturally Competent Service Provision to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence

Author(s): Sabrina Gentlewarrior, Kim Fountain
We have an ethical mandate to serve all survivors of sexual violence. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) survivors have often been excluded from our work.
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April 2009

National Recommended Best Practices for Serving LGBT Homeless Youth

These recommendations for best practices for serving LGBT homeless youth include three sections. The first section consists of steps individuals who have regular direct contact with youth can take to improve experiences of LGBT youth in accessing services. The second section provides information on steps to improve agency-wide culture and effectiveness in serving LGBT youth. The third section outlines specific steps for administrators and youth workers to improve experiences of youth in residential settings such as emergency shelters and longer term transitional living.
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February 2009

A Call for Change: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ Detainees

This article explores the danger of sexual violence experienced by LGBTQ prisoners. Reporting on the inmate survey mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), this article includes recommendations on raising awareness, ensuring safety, training staff, and responding to reports of sexual violence.
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January 2009

For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse

The Pandora Project provides online resources, tools, blogs, and groups for LGBTQ people with a history rape or sexual abuse. This page describes the services and resources available to LGBT survivors.
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January 2009

What Does My Agency Need to Know?

This checklist is designed to help agencies evaluate what information is relevant when a transgender/SOFFA client seeks services from their agency.
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January 2009

Shared Differences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students of Color in Our Nation’s Schools

Author(s): Elizabeth M. Diaz, Joseph G. Kosciw
This report provides information on the experiences of LGBT students of color in school in the United States. The authors provide information on these experiences with the intention of ensuring that schools provide safe learning environments.
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January 2009

The problem with the belief that child sexual abuse causes homosexuality/bisexuality

This article addresses the statistical discrepancies which the author asserts debunk the belief that sexual abuse in childhood causes homosexuality or bisexuality.
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  • Training Tools
January 2009

Creating a Trans Welcoming Environment: A tips sheet for sexual assault service providers

This tip sheet contains information for service providers on creating a trans welcoming environment.
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December 2008

Asssisting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Victims of Violence in Pennsylvania

Author(s): Julie Rothman, Jesse White
This guide discusses the intersections of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes as experienced by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and provides resources available to serve LGBT victims of violence in Pennsylvania
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  • General Material
January 2008

A Tool for Reflection: The Realities and Internalized Oppression Faced by Lesbians of Color

This 3-page document explores the elements that impact the identity of Latin@ Lesbians and provides additional information to facilitate discussion after watching the video "My Girlfriend Did It."