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This youth-led initiative seeks to build community engagement to end the cycles of violence against LGBTQ young people. Projects and efforts include leadership development initiatives, critical media education, and action research activities.
This fact sheet summarizes 2010 NISVS findings by sexual orientation on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking. It also includes information on opportunities for prevention and action as well as additional resources.
Authors: National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention
Drawing on survey findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, this latest report examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives.
Authors: The Human Rights Campaign and Gender Spectrum
This report explores the experiences of nearly 2,000 LGBT youth who identify as Latino. It further analyzes the results of HRC’s groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13 to 17, Growing Up LGBT in America.
Authors: The Human Rights Campaign and The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
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.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
This resource sheet includes information on transgender-specific resources, service impacts on trans/SOFFA clients, trans/SOFFA specific power and control tactics, and a list of specific articles available on the web.
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