This section includes links to organizations working around the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities.
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 LGBTQ 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 is a national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies) organization that focuses on issues related to aging and violence."
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."
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 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."
LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT 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."
National Center for Lesbian Rights
NCLR works to advance the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
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 LGBTQ Institute on IPV
As a joint effort between the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition Anti-Violence Programs, the Institute expands the capacity of individuals, organizations, governmental agencies, local communities, tribes, and tribal organizations to identify and respond to the specific and emerging needs of diverse LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. The Institute informs research and policy agendas, coordinates with other Domestic Violence Resource Network members, and provides training and technical assistance to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts nationwide.
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.
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."