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August 2012

Know and Tell Why Factsheet

This fact sheet explains the importance of service providers knowing why they are required to ask specific questions, and explaining to survivors what information the agency is trying to find out with the questions. This is particularly important when working with trans individuals.
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July 2012

Master Status Factsheet

The term "master status" was first used by Everett Hughes in the 1940s to describe the tendency of observers to believe that one label or demographic category is more significant than any other aspect of [the observed persons] background, behavior, or performance. When applied to transgender people, master status refers to assuming that everything about a transgender person must be related to their gender.
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July 2012

Lancet Special Issue on HIV in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

This report for policy makers and advocates highlights the unique characteristics of the MSM community and outlines the need for specialized services to meet the needs of the community.
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June 2012

Terms Paradox Factsheet

This factsheet discusses the terms paradox. Asking what terms a person uses and using those terms to refer to them conveys respect and openness, however terms provide very little information relevant to providing appropriate services.
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May 2012

Who are Transgender People? Transgender Basics for Victim Service Providers

This factsheet provides a brief overview of basic information about transgender identities, including terms and definitions, for victim service providers.
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January 2012

It’s time... to talk about gender norms

This document provides information on gender norms, sexuality, and ways to create environments that decrease restrictive gender norms and promote healthier sexual interactions. It also provides a list of resources.
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January 2012

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence, 2011

This represents an increase of more than three times 2010's six LGBTQH IPV homicides. This dramatic increase in reported IPV homicides illustrates the severity and deadly impact of LGBTQH IPV. Also in the 2011 report, NCAVP analyzes person-level data for the first time. Person-level data allows NCAVP to assess which LGBTQH survivors faced disproportionate rates of violence and service discrimination as compared to overall LGBTQH survivors.
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  • Training Tools
January 2012

Guide for Transformative Prevention Programming, Sexual Violence and Individuals who Identify as LGBTQ

This guide provides an overview of issues and as well as information on engaging in sexual violence work with individuals who identify as LGBTQ. The guide contains information and promising practices around prevention efforts that address the needs of LGBTQ communities.
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January 2012

Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults

This webpage highlights the importance of cultural sensitivity when working with older persons and describes the barriers faced by older Asian persons in seeking help for abuse, working with law enforcement, and seeking court protections.
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January 2012

Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime: Chart a Course for Expanding Victim Services to Youth

This guidebook provides an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to under served teen victims of crime and highlights examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities in the Under served Teen Victims Initiative.
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April 2011

Taking it on the Chin: New Fast Facts about Violence Against Transgender People

This fact sheet highlights research from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey on violence faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people.
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March 2011

Struggling to Survive: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Homeless Youth on the Streets of California

This report reviews the reasons why LGBTQ youth become homeless and the challenges they face on the street, including being forced into trafficking and sex work due to difficulties they face in finding jobs.