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QPoC Domestic Violence Resources and Literature

Hello there. The following is an incomplete list of Domestic Violence shelters for Queer and Trans* People of Color in all 50 United States. This list will also contain reading resources with tools for addressing abuse and domestic violence in queer communities. Please add more if necessary.



300 East Sixth Street

Tucson, AZ 85705

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00 pm

Telephone: 520-624-1779

Fax: 520-624-0364

TDD: 520-884-0450

Email: wingspan@wingspan.org

Web: http://www.wingspanaz.org/content/WAVP.php

The Wingspan Anti-Violence Project is a social change and social service program that works to

address and end violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

WAVP provides free and confidential 24-hour crisis intervention, information, support, referrals,

emergency shelter, and advocacy to LGBT victim/survivors of violence. Additionally, the project

offers extensive outreach and education programs.



P.O. Box 60486

Sunnyvale, CA 94088

Fax: 413- 502-4758

E-mail: info@loveseesnoborders.org

Web: http://www.loveseesnoborders.org/

Love Sees No Borders is a site dedicated to disseminating information about the injustices suffered

by gay Americans and their foreign born partners. This is an educational web site that contains

information explaining the dynamics of same-sex immigration issues and denial of immigration

rights to people involved in same-sex relationships.


60 14th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Business Telephone: 415-777-5500

24-hour Support Line: 415-333-HELP

Fax: 415-777-5565

Web: http://www.cuav.org/

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a 20-year old multicultural organization working

to end violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning

(LGBTQ) communities. Believing that in order for homophobia & heterosexism to end, CUAV

must fight all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, classism and ableism. CUAV

offers a 24-hour confidential, multilingual support line, free counseling, legal advocacy, and

emergency assistance (hotel, food, and transportation vouchers) to survivors of domestic violence,

hate violence, and sexual assault. CUAV uses education as a violence prevention tool through the

speakers bureau, the youth program, and the domestic violence prevention program.



1625 North Schrader Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Telephone: 323-860-5806 (clients)

Fax: 323-993-7699

E-mail: domesticviolence@laglc.org

Website: http://www.laglc.org/domesticviolence

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s STOP Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence Program provides a

comprehensive continuum of partner abuse and domestic violence services designed to address the

specific and unique needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities


3909 Centre Street

San Diego, CA 92103

Telephone: 619-692-2077

Fax: 619-260-3092

Web: http://www.thecentersd.org/

Group and individual counseling offered to both victims and offenders struggling with relationship

violence. This program is also probation/court-certified for court-ordered clients. Lesbian, gay,

bisexual and transgender youth are also served. [The Relationship Violence Treatment &

Intervention Program] is targeted towards victims and offenders of same-sex relationships.



P.O. Box 181085

Denver, CO 80218

Telephone: 303-852-5094; or 303-839-5204

Crisis Line: 888-557-4441

Fax: 303-839-5205

E-mail: coavp@hotmail.com

Web: www.coavp.org

The Colorado Anti-Violence Program is dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the

lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Colorado. CAVP provides direct

client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence

24 hours a day and also provides technical assistance, training, and education for community

organizations, law enforcement, and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the

LGBT community.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

  1. Are you in an abusive relationship? Are you worried about someone you know?

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) offers support and services that provide healing, hope and opportunity to adults, youth and children who have been impacted by domestic or dating violence.  Services include:
- Safe, confidential emergency shelter
- 24 Hour Crisis & Information Hotline
- Individual & Group Counseling for adults, youth & children

- Support for LGBTQ survivors
- Latina Services
- Abuse In Later Life Program
- Support for immigrant survivors
Legal Advocacy
- Transitional Services
- Broomfield Outreach Program
- Violence Prevention Education
- Information & Referrals

If you or someone you know needs help because of an abusive relationship, call our 24-hour crisis hotline: 303.444.2424.

 Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Has a Trans-freindlyn policy in place.

 Brandon Center Brandon Center serves women and children. Brandon Center defines a woman as anyone who identifies as female, including transgender women. The following statement is read to each potential resident of Brandon Center during the intake assessment process: Brandon Center is dedicated to serving women and children from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and physical and mental abilities. Brandon Center defines ‘women’ as anyone who currently identifies as female, including transgender women. Do you feel you will be able to live with women with different lifestyles and belief systems from your own?” This way, each incoming resident has agreed to treat transgender women residing at the Brandon Center as equals. If other residents behave in a discriminatory way towards transgender women residing at the facility, those residents are asked to leave. Brandon Center has a zero tolerance policy in relation to all forms of abuse. 



District of Columbia







961 W. Montana, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60614

Telephone: 773-472-6469

Fax: 773-472-6643

TTY: 773-472-1277

E-mail: mail@centeronhalsted.org

Web: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/coh/calendar/home.cfm

The Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has assisted thousands of victims of antilesbian,

gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault,

discrimination, and police misconduct. Staff and trained volunteers counsel, support, and advocate

for all victims and survivors of such violence. All AVP victim services are free and confidential.







2114 Decatur Street

New Orleans, LA 70116

Telephone: 504-945-1103

Fax: 504-945-1102

E-mail: info@lgccno.net

Web: http://www.lgccno.net

The Center is a multicultural organization whose mission is to 1) prevent and respond to violence,

oppression and discrimination against and within the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

(LGBT) communities; 2) provide a safe haven, information and referrals, cultural and social

services, and crisis intervention to the LGBT populations in the New Orleans area; and 3) promote

increased understanding, tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT communities among the general






955 Massachusetts Avenue, PMB 131

Cambridge, MA 02139

Telephone: 800-832-1901

Email: Support@gmdvp.org

Web: http://www.gmdvp.org/

Founded as a non-profit organization by a survivor of domestic violence in 1994, The Gay Men’s

Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP) provides community education and direct services to gay,

bisexual, and transgendered male victims and survivors of domestic violence. It now has a growing

pool of volunteers and speakers, and four staff members. GMDVP relies on the grassroots support

of survivors, its volunteer base, the LGBT community, and other allies.


7 Haviland Street

Boston, MA 02115

Telephone: 617-267-0900

Toll-free: 888-242-0900

Spanish information: 617-927-6460

TTY: 617-859-1256

Web: http://www.fenwayhealth.org/services/violence.htm

The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) at Fenway Community Health provides counseling, support

groups, advocacy, and referral services to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) victims of

bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault and police misconduct. VRP staff members frequently

present at trainings for police, court personnel and human service providers on GLBT crime

survivor issues. Other services include a support group for GLBT domestic violence survivors, the

region’s only support group for male survivors of rape and sexual assault, advocacy with the courts

and police, and assistance with victim compensation. VRP provides short-term counseling to

survivors and their families, and referrals to longer-term counseling through their mental health



P.O. Box 6011

Boston, MA 02114

Telephone (V/TTY): 617-695-0877

Fax: 617-423-5651

E-mail: info@thenetworklared.org

Web: http://www.biresource.org

The Network/La Red was formed to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women’s, and transgender

communities. Through a) the formation of a community-based multi-cultural organization in which

battered/formerly battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks hold leadership roles; b)

community organizing, education, and the provision of support services; and c) coalition-building

with other movements for social change and social justice, the Network/LaRed seeks to create a

culture in which domination, coercion, and control are no longer accepted and operative social

norms. Agency services include a Hotline, Safe Home program, Advocacy program, and

Organizing/Outreach program. All services are bilingual and wheelchair and TTY-accessible. ASL

interpreters, air filters, and reimbursement for child-care are available as needed.



19641 West Seven Mile Road

Detroit, MI 48219-2721

Telephone: 313-537-7000

Fax: 313-537-3379

Web: http://www.tri.org/

Triangle Foundation is Michigan’s leading organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual,

transgender (GLBT) and allied communities. The Triangle Foundation Anti-Violence Program is a

social change and social service program that works to address and end violence in the lives of

GLBT people. We provide free and confidential intervention, information, support, attorney

referrals, emergency shelter referrals, and advocacy to GLBT victim/survivors of violence.

Additionally, we offer extensive outreach and education programs.



310 East 38th Street, Suite 204

Minneapolis, MN 55409

Telephone: 612-824-8434 [Hotline]

Telephone: 612-822-0127

Toll-free: 800-800-0350

E-mail: info@outfront.org

Web: http://www.outfront.org

OutFront Minnesota offers direct services to victims of domestic violence and offers training

concerning same-sex domestic abuse to DV service providers.




P.O. Box 63255

St. Louis, MO 63163

Telephone: 314-503-2050

Web: http://www.avap-stl.org/

The mission of the Anti-Violence Advocacy Project (AVAP) of the St. Louis Region is to provide

education and advocacy that addresses intimate violence and sociopolitical oppression based on

sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This project addresses all forms of violence that affect the

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community, including (but not limited to) domestic

violence, sexual violence, anti-gay harassment and hate crimes.


PO Box 411211

Kansas City, MO 64141-1211

Telephone: 816-561-0550

Email: info@kcavp.org

Web: http://www.kcavp.org

KCAVP was created to provide information, support, referrals, advocacy and other services to

LGBT survivors of violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes, focusing

these services within the Kansas City metropolitan area. KCAVP also educates the community at

large through training and outreach programs.




New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York


240 West 35th Street, Suite 200

New York, NY 10001

Telephone: 212-714-1184

TTY: 212-714-1134

Web: http://www.ncavp.org

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is a coalition of over 20 lesbian, gay,

bisexual, and transgender victim advocacy and documentation programs located throughout the

United States. Before officially forming in 1995, NCAVP members collaborated with one another

and with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for over a decade to create a

coordinated response to violence against LGBT communities. NCAVP member organizations have

increasingly adapted their missions and their services to respond to violence within the community.

The first annual domestic violence report was released in October of 1997.


Rochester, NY 14605

Telephone: 585-244-8640

Fax: 585-244-8246

Web: http://www.gayalliance.org/

The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment

where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and enjoy full

civil rights.


245 Lark Street

Albany, NY 12210

Telephone: 518-432-4188

Fax: 518-432-4123

Email: info@inourownvoices.org

Web: http://www.inourownvoices.org

In Our Own Voices is an autonomous organization dedicated to addressing the many needs of the

LGBT community. The purpose of [the Capital District LGBT Anti-Violence Project] is to

improve domestic violence services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, particularly

people of color, in the Capital District.


34 Park Avenue

Bay Shore, NY 11706-7309

Telephone: 361-655-2300

Fax: 631-655-7874

Web: http://www.ligaly.org

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) is a not-for-profit organization providing education,

advocacy, and social support services to Long Island’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender

(GLBT) youth and young adults, and all youth, young adults, and their families for whom

sexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS are an issue. Our goals are to empower

GLBT youth, advocate for their diverse interests, and to educate society about them. [The Long

Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Anti-Violence Project] will serve GLBT and HIV-positive victims of

violence, and others affected by violence, by providing free and confidential services enabling them

to regain their sense of control, identify and evaluate their options and assert their rights. In

particular, the Project will assist survivors of hate-motivated violence, domestic violence and sexual



240 West 35th Street, Suite 200

New York, NY 10001

Telephone: 212-714-1141 [Hotline]

Telephone : 212-714-1184

TTY: 212-714-1134 [Hotline]

Fax: 212-714-2627

E-mail: clientservices@avp.org

Web: http://www.avp.org

The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual

and HIV-positive victims of violence, and others affected by violence, by providing free and

confidential services. The Project assists survivors of hate-motivated violence (including HIVmotivated

violence), domestic violence, and sexual assault, by providing therapeutic counseling and

advocacy within the criminal justice system and victim support agencies, information for self-help,

referrals to practicing professionals, and other sources of assistance. The larger community is also

served through public education about violence directed at or within LGBT communities and

through action to reform government policies and practices affecting lesbian, gay, transgender,

bisexual, HIV-positive and other survivors of violence.



Community Healthcare Network: Bronx Health Center
975 Westchester Avenue
Mondays 10am – 4pm; AVP available for walk-ins

BOOM! Bronx AIDS Services
953 Southern Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Tuesdays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins

BOOM! CitiWide Harm Reduction
226 East 144th Street
Wednesdays & Fridays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins

The New York City Family Justice Center, Bronx
198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor
Fridays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins


The New York City Family Justice Center, Brooklyn
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Tuesdays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins


The New York City Anti-Violence Project
240 W. 35th Street, Suite 200
24-hour bilingual (English /Spanish) Hotline: (212) 714-1141
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm; AVP available for walk-ins


The New York City Family Justice Center, Queens
126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Mondays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins

Staten Island: 

Staten Island LGBT Center
25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Wednesdays 11am – 7pm; AVP available for walk-ins

To make an appointment with a counselor at one of these sites, for more information, or to get help call AVP’s 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline: (212) 714-114. 


A Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and Transgender (LGBTST) People of Color Communities

85 South Oxford Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217-1607

Telephone: 718-596-0342

Fax: 718-596-1328

E-mail: alpinfo@alp.org

Web: http://www.alp.org

The Audre Lorde Project was first brought together by Advocates for Gay Men of Color (a multiracial

network of gay men of color HIV policy advocates) in 1994. The vision for ALP grew out of

the expressed need for innovative and unified community strategies to address the multiple issues

impacting LGBTST People of Color communities. Recognizing the full diversity of Lesbian, Gay,

Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and Transgender (LGBTST) people of color, and our collective histories of

struggle against discrimination and other forms of oppression, the Audre Lorde Project has been

established to serve as a home base that LGBTST peoples of African / Black/ Caribbean, Arab,

Asian & Pacific Islander, Latina/o, and Native/Indigenous descent can use to organize, support, and

advocate for our diverse communities.

North Carolina


Web: http://www.projectrainbownet.org

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV)

115 Market Street, Suite 400

Durham, NC 27701

Telephone: 919-956-9124

Fax: 919-682-1449

Web: http://www.nccadv.org

Project Rainbow Net, an initiative of the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(NCCADV) addresses issues related to domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

relationships. The initiative is a grassroots effort based on the insight of an advisory council made

up of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have an understanding of domestic violence

in LGBT relationships and a desire to end it. Project Rainbow Net provides training to LGBT

community groups and domestic violence service providers in North Carolina, in an effort to

improve the state’s response to LGBT survivors of domestic violence. This website, as well as the

NCCADV website (www.nccadv.org) contains information about domestic violence in LGBT

relationships, tools for domestic violence service providers, tips on helping a friend experiencing

domestic violence, and links to other online resources.

North Dakota



Allen County PVFF (Partnership for Violence Free Families)

658 W. Market St.Suite 212
Lima, Ohio  45805

They have a support group called Safe Spaces:

Safes Spaces has been designed for people of the LGBT community to meet and talk with others experiencing the same unique social and emotional challenges. Safe Spaces meets 7:00pm  E8:00pm every Wednesday at the offices of the Partnership for Violence Free Families, 658 W. Market St., Suite 212, Lima. There is noregistration or cost.

LGBT: Safe Spaces
(John & Tim)

Contact: Safe Spaces - LGBT@pvff.org

They also have many other programs and support groups to offer, all information is available on their website.

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PO Box 82068

Columbus, OH 43202

Telephone: 614-268-9622

E-mail: bravoavp@earthlink.net

Toll-free: 866-86-BRAVO [Hotline]

Web: http://www.bravo-ohio.org

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender

identification, domestic violence and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy,

violence documentation and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay,

Bisexual and Transgender communities.


6600 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44102

Telephone: 216-651-LGBT (651-5428)

Toll-free: 888-GAY-8761 (429-8761)

E-mail: info@lgcsc.org

Web: http://www.lgcsc.org/

The Center works toward a society free of homophobia and gender oppression by advancing the

respect, human rights and dignity of the lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender communities.

The Center is a non-profit organization that provides direct service, social support, communitybuilding

and programs to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Core

program areas are Education, Health and Wellness and Youth Services.




P.O. Box 40664

Portland, OR 97240

Telephone: 503-288-3191

Email: info@survivorproject.org

Web: http://www.survivorproject.org/defbarresp.html

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, Survivor Project has 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.



Mazzoni Center
Medical Practice: 809 Locust Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107 · Phone: 215-563-0658
Main Office: 21 South 12th Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107 · Phone: 215-563-0652


1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 605

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-731-1447

Toll Free: 866-LGBT-LAW (866-542-8529) [Hotline, available within PA only.]

Email: info@equalitypa.org

Web: http://www.equalitypa.org

Equality Advocates’ mission is to advocate equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender

individuals in Pennsylvania through direct legal services, education, and policy reform.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota




216 South Ochoa Street

El Paso, TX 79901

Telephone: 208-246-2292

Fax: 208-246-2292

Email: admin@lambda.org

Web: http://www.lambda.org/

LAMBDA has led the effort to create an awareness of homophobia and its effects, becoming a

major source of information for decision makers and news media. LAMBDA has also worked to

protect gays and lesbians from discrimination and violence in homes, businesses, and schools

through educational campaigns, non-discrimination leadership, and anti-violence efforts.

LAMBDA’s Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides victim services to survivors of hate crimes,

domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. AVP’s services include crime prevention &

education, a 24-hour bilingual (English-Spanish) hotline, peer-to-peer support groups, and

accompaniment to and advocacy with police, the courts, and other service providers.


701 Richmond Avenue

Houston, TX 77006-5511

Telephone: 713-529-3211 [Hotline]

Toll Free: 800-699-0504 [Hotline: Regional Toll-Free]

Telephone: 713-529-3590 [Youth Line]

Telephone: 713-529-0037

Fax: 713-526-4367

E-mail: avp@montrosecounselingcenter.org

Web: http://www.montrosecounselingcenter.org

MCC, a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations facility, provides

comprehensive behavioral health and social services for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and

Questioning communities in and around metropolitan Houston. Anti-violence services include 24-

hour hotline, advocacy/case management, safety planning, medical, legal and court accompaniment,

professional and peer counseling, assistance with Crime Victim’s Compensation applications,

Victim Impact Statements and protective orders, and legal advocacy for bias/hate crimes, domestic

violence and sexual assault. Emergency shelter and transitional housing is also available for domestic

violence survivors. Other services available include licensed outpatient substance abuse treatment

and GLBTQ youth enrichment programs.


P.O. Box 190869

Dallas, TX 75219-0869

Telephone: 214-528-0144

Fax: 214-522-4604

The Resource Center’s Family Violence Program promotes self-autonomy, safety and long-term

independence for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals involved in family violence.




PO Box 158

Burlington, VT 05402

Telephone: 802-863-0003

Toll-free hotline: 866-869-7341

E-mail: Info@SafeSpaceVT.org

Web: http://www. SafeSpaceVT.org

SafeSpace is a social change and social service organization working to end physical, sexual, and

emotional violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning

(LGBTQQ) people. SafeSpace provides direct services to survivors of violence through its Support

Line, and provides education/outreach to the community about issues of violence in the LGBTQQ

community. The organization provides information, support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQQ

survivors of domestic, sexual and hate violence/discrimination. Advocates work with survivors,

helping them access legal, medical, financial, housing, and other community resources. Finally,

SafeSpace provides education, training and professional consultation to individuals, groups, schools,

and organizations about the issues of violence in the LGBTQQ community



403 North Robinson Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Telephone: 804-643-4816

Fax: 804-643-1554

E-mail: va4justice@aol.com

Web: http://www.equalityvirginia.org/

Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan, lobbying, education and support network for the gay,

lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and straight allied (GLBT) communities in Virginia. The Anti-

Violence Project is an Equality Virginia Education Fund-based program that works to address and

end violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected people across

the Commonwealth.


The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.

The VAVP has Virginia’s first LGBTQ Helpline for Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault. The LGBTQ Helpline is available Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm. The phone number is: 866.356.6989




PO Box 20398

Seattle, WA 98102

Telephone: 206-568-7777

TTY message: 206- 517-9670

E-mail: info@nwnetwork.org

Web: http://www.nwnetwork.org/about.html

The Northwest Network acts to increase its communities’ ability to support the self-determination

and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education,

organizing and advocacy. The Northwest Network works within a broad liberation movement

dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of

loving, inclusive and accountable communities. Services are free and confidential and include

support groups, individual counseling, legal advocacy, shelter referrals, safety planning, basic needs

assistance, community education and community organizing.

CARA (Communities Against Rape and Abuse): www.cara-seattle.org

A group of activists in the Seattle area banded together in August 1999 to create an organization

that would undermine the root causes of sexual violence. By January 2000, these

activists established Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), an organization spearheaded

by survivors who are marginalized from mainstream sexual assault services. CARA

creates spaces for our constituencies — including people who are young, of color, queer, incarcerated,

poor, and/or have disabilities — to invest in the power of collective action, critiresources

Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities


cal dialogue, and community organizing to undermine rape, abuse, and oppression. They

have done and continue to do crucial, groundbreaking work on transforming partner abuse

and sexual assault within communities.




801-23rd Ave S, Suite G-1

Seattle, WA 98144

West Virginia



315 West Court Street

Milwaukee, WI 53212

Telephone: 414-271-2656 [For AVP program, dial extension 111]

Fax: 414-271-2161

Web: http://www.mkelgbt.org

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people in

the Metro Milwaukee area who identify as LGBT by providing a home for the birth, nurture and

celebration of LGBT organizations, culture and diversity; initiating, implementing and advocating

for programs and services that meet the needs of LGBT communities; educating the public and

LGBT communities to encourage positive changes in systems affecting the lives of people

identifying as LGBT; empowering individuals and groups, who identify as LGBT to achieve their

fullest potential; and cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion in all phases of the project


Washington DC (District of Columbia)


P.O. Box 33532

Washington, DC 20033

Telephone: 202-319-0898

E-mail: gaymuslims@yahoo.com

Web: http://www.al-fatiha.org

Al-Fatiha Foundation is dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex,

questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and

friends. Al-Fatiha promotes the progressive Islamic notions of peace, equality and justice. We

envision a world that is free from prejudice, injustice and discrimination, where all people are fully

embraced and accepted into their faith, their families and their communities. Founded in 1998, Al-

Fatiha Foundation is a registered US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization.

Tumblrs Dedicated to QTPoC Domestic Violence and Housing:











With special thanks to http://obscureliteraryreference.tumblr.com/ for their fair share of research in the above link. :D

Special thanks to: http://many-worlds.tumblr.com/ for the link to The Revolution Starts at Home, and http://deadinmotion.tumblr.com/ for links to websites.

This is everything I was able to find in the past few months. Please, PLEASE ADD MORE/CONTACT ME FOR MORE! I hope this resource list is useful for anyone who needs it.

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Writing Trans Genres | May 22-24, 2014


The Writing Trans Genres conference has announced fourteen panelists who will be giving plenary talks, including Imogen Binnie, Amir Rabiyah, Ryka Aoki, Trish Salah, Max Wolf Valerio, Micha Cárdenas and more! Check the link above for more info, and don’t forget to register before April 30th.

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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The 2014 Trans 100 (U.S.) Digital Booklet



I’m amazed at how much more in happening in our community than any of us realize. This is just a glimpse at some it, but one worth taking.


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Looking for queer summer camps? Look no further! We’ve created the world’s longest list of camps for queer folks (youth and adults)! Click here to view the list.

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Diversity in YA links


Just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that there are some fantastic blogs out there that specifically feature YA topics with POC, LGBTQ, and disabled characters. I’d like to invite you to follow them all. Not all are YA-only, but often feature YA books.

Diversity in YA
Rich In Color
Tu Books
Lee and Low
Bisexual Books
Disability in Kidlit
Queer Book Club
Good Lesbian Books
American Indians in Children’s Literature
Latin@s in Kidlit
V.T. Bidania’s Asian Authors and Artists Series

If you know of more, send them to me in an ask and I’ll happily promote them. I try to feature a wide range of YA on this blog, but I know it’s often not enough.

Edit: I’ll be adding additional links as people suggest them!

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There is a petition right now that asks the US government to recognize non-binary genders on all legal documents, but it has just over 2 weeks left and only has nearly 27,000 signs, but we need to get to it 100,000 immediately for it to pass.

I know this is different from the usual blog content here, but I thought maybe you could help spread the word, since this petition applies to many people who follow or submit photos to this blog. here is a link to the petition, please please please sign/signal boost!

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This is a 14 page story I’ve been working on for the past couple months (which is why there’s been a slow down in updates). I hope you like it, I worked pretty hard on it!


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Scholarships for LGBTQIA youth!


Just got this forwarded to me, thought it was worth passing on!

"Hello Everyone,
I wanted to put the word out about a scholarship available for LGBTQIA youth through The Eden Youth Foundation. They are giving out ten $10,0000 scholarships to youth 24 and under who are must be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university or eligible vocational training program in the Fall of 2014. Their application is due May 5th, 2014. For more information, check out their website at:http://www.edenyouthfoundation.org/?p=223
Be sure to spread the word along to your youth!

Allysa Evans, Youth Leadership Coordinator 
Youth UpRising | http://www.youthuprising.org/
(P) 510.777.9909 x138 | (F) 510.777.9949

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Submit Your Stories to Iris!


Iris publishes fiction, poetry, and art to encourage, challenge, and inspire LGBTQ+ teens. They’re looking for submissions right now and we know how ridiculously talented you all are, so we wanted to let you know! 

Grab a free download of the latest issue at: www.creatingiris.org

Submit your work for the next issue at: creatingiris.org/submissions


SO MANY THANKS to Kristin and Dannielle for sharing our call for submissions! We are beyond grateful for the support! 

Interested in boosting trans / non-binary representation for young adult readers? I know a lot of you are fiction / poetry writers!

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The Second Mango, by Shira Glassman

Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. At twenty, grief-stricken and fatherless, she’s also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason. Not to mention, she’s the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody think she’s faking. When she meets Rivka, an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man, she finds the source of strength she needs so desperately.

Unfortunately for her, Rivka is straight, but that’s okay — Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend. Especially if the warrior’s willing to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same-sex romance. The real world outside the palace is full of adventure, however, and the search for a royal girlfriend quickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.

$5.99 eBook download on my publisher’s website Prizm Books, and also on Amazon Kindle. Print release available on Amazon.

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Sonnet / Part I (high res)

IT BEGINS. Reblogs appreciated to help spread the word!

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milkshakes! the next comic for my minicomics class completed. now i gotta scram to the office depot and get this business PRINTED!!

idk i love girls, i love girls in love. enjoy

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: More than Marriage Nonfiction Anthology - Ooligan Press

Ooligan Press seeks creative nonfiction and personal essays from LGBTQ-identified writers for an anthology tentatively titled More than Marriage. This anthology will add fresh voices to an ongoing conversation about the barriers to true queer equality. These include, but are not limited to, experiences with healthcare and employment, definitions of family and partnerships that extend beyond the nuclear or monogamous traditions, definitions of home, explorations of visibility, of equality, and more. What is important to you? We seek diverse perspectives and strongly encourage trans* writers, writers of color, rural and working class writers to submit.

Deadline to submit is March 3, 2014.

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The Rainbow Lantern Corps



I need your help.

I was asked a few nights ago about what to do if you’re sent to gender correcting camp. And to be honest, I couldn’t answer right away. I sat down to write an answer multiple times only to get angry and bitter half way through and had to throw out everything I’d done.

These are camps where people send children as young as 8 or 7, but usually teenagers, to “fix” who they are through authorized abuse, by spreading misinformation and making people feel generally horrible about who they are. Depending on which camp, they could be told that they are broken emotionally, chemically, or just spiritually. Often they’re told God hates them, that God thinks of trans people as the devil, that Gay people or Trans people should kill themselves or mutilate themselves to stop from being this awful, godforsaken thing.

These are kids in their formative years being told that who they are is wrong and immoral. It’s destructive and there’s a reason it’s being banned by all progressive states.

I’m sick of it. And thanks to the luckiest couple I know I’ve been inspired to do something about it. This blog reaches enough people to get this started, if not to carry it on it’s own shoulders.

To anyone reading this message, who considers themselves to be a decent human being and a friend of LGBT people, I need you to reblog this. I need this to spread.

This isn’t a cry for notes.

This is a battle beacon.

If anyone is threatened with straight camp, corrective therapy, or gender reparative therapy, reach out to me and any other volunteers who reblog this. Give us your information and tell us, in your own words, what is happening to you. You are not alone. God does NOT hate you or who you are, you are a beautiful creature. You can get through this and we can help.

To anyone who has any connections at any local or national-level news organizations, follow this and be ready. This needs to be something that hits hard and fast whenever a child is threatened with such serious abuses.

To anyone who has a large following, please follow this because we need people to know this is happening if we’re going to have any sort of a chance of stopping it. If you have a large LGBT following, particularly .5k or above, please follow the tag “Rainbow Lantern Corps” and reblog when you see this or someone who needs your help.

Lets keep the Lanterns lit. Let’s give these kids a little light in the dark.

This is the Rainbow Lantern Corps. Please respond.


To everyone helping, I’m trying to make this as easy to follow and spread. Here are links to the project’s FacebookTumblr, and remember to follow the tag #Rainbow Lantern Corps.

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