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  • Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Building Comprehensive Solutions
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Improving Services for LGBTQ Individuals

This section contains information on improving services for LGBTQ individuals. Resources in this section provide information on what domestic violence looks like in LGBTQ communities as well as outline some common barriers LGBTQ individuals who have experienced domestic violence face when seeking services. Information on how to provide culturally relevant services to the LGBTQ communities is included and is essential to address the service barriers currently faced by members of LGBTQ communities.

Dynamics of Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities

WhiteHouse.jpgThe 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) included language to enhance services available to LGBT survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This message from the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence project describes the significance of this federal law as it impacts LGBT survivors. Also relevant to understanding the rights of people married to same-sex partners is the fact sheet series, After DOMA: What It Means for You.

Barriers to Serving LGBTQ Communities
Relevant Service Delivery to LGBTQ Communities