Organizations Focused on DV in the LGBTQ Communities

This section includes links to organizations working around the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities.

AARDVARC: An Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection
AARDVARC is "a non-profit organization dedicated to combating family and relationship violence, sexual violence and child abuse."

The Anti-Violence Project (AVP) 
AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people each year from all five boroughs of New York City through direct client services and community organizing and public advocacy.

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers 
CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) 
"Founded in 1979, Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQQ communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive."

FORGE 
"FORGE is a national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies) organization that focuses on issues related to aging and violence."

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project 
"The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community." Its mission is "to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services."

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline 
Dedicated to meeting the needs of the GLBT community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. Offers peer counseling on a variety of issues, including domestic violence within the GLBT community. 1-888-THE-GLNH

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network 
"GLSN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community."

Hear My Voice 
Hear My Voice is the first national campaign specifically designed for LGBTQ youth, powered by Break the Cycle and sponsored by the DOJ's Office of Victims of Crime.

Human Rights Campaign
"The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all."

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
"The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression."

LAMBDA
"LAMBDA is a non-profit, gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence."

GLBT National Help Center
The GLBT National Help Center provides "free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning callers throughout the United States."

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
The NCAVP "addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities." They offer a list of local anti-violence programs across the United States.

National Leather Association International Domestic Violence Project (NLA-I DVP)
"The vision of the NLA-I Domestic Violence Project is to provide services, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence throughout the BDSM community and other non-mainstream groups such as fetish, kink, etc. Our goal is to become a key resource for those persons requiring professional referrals or domestic violence information applicable to their geographical area."

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the first resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to LGBT older adults. It provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.

The Network/La Red
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works across the spectrum of prevention to promote loving, equitable relationships and end violence and abuse LGBT communities. Comprehensive direct advocacy support for individuals and families, community engagement and education, training and technical assistance for providers, work to foster networks and coalitions, and promotion of organizational, policy and systems change. Founded by and for LGBT survivors, the NW Network is deeply committed to fostering self-determination and safety for all survivors of abuse.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
"PFLAG is a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. With 200,000 members and supporters, and local affiliates in more than 500 communities across the U.S. and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind."

Show Me Love! DC
The Show Me Love! campaign raises awareness about healthy relationships and provides resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence.

Survivor Project"Survivor Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action. Since 1997, we have provided presentations, workshops, consultation, materials, information and referrals to many anti-violence organizations and universities across the country, as well as gathered information about issues faced by intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence."

Trans Youth Family Allies
"TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated."

Transgender Law Center
"At the Transgender Law Center, we work with community members and allies to make California a state in which we can all fully and freely express our gender identities. On our site, you'll find one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of resources on transgender law, and information about our innovative projects. Contact us if you're in California and have questions about our work, your rights, or the best way to create a non-discriminatory education, health care, employment, or business environment."

WomensLaw
A project of NNEDV, WomensLaw provides legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their website provides information on domestic violence among same-sex partners in the LGBTQ community.