fight-for-equality:

goandannouce:

https://www.facebook.com/LifeBeginsAtConception

Actually you’re not considered dead when your heart stops beating. This is why many medical professionals still try to revive those whose hearts have stopped. Because medicine and science has found that death is not considered when your heart as stopped, but once all brain activity has ceased. Which is why they usually have around six minutes before there is no chance to revive. Because when the heart has stopped, your brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die.
Fetuses do not have regular brain activity until 25 weeks. At this point in gestation the only time an abortion would be performed is out of medical necessity to save the mother’s life, or to spare the fetus from a short and painful life. These only make up 1% of all abortions. And therefore by this argument, but with the knowledge of what is actually classified as death, a fetus isn’t ‘alive’ until roughly 25 weeks. Far after 99% of abortions are performed.
Please do actual research before trying to use emotional manipulative photos of babies that are born and NOT fetusesbefore parading it out and believing it as fact. Because you are only seriously misinforming yourself, and many others and furthering contributing to a movement that tries to control women’s bodies, when what they do with it does not affect you.
If you are so adamant about helping lives, try doing things for those who are in need and are actually sentient beings. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, donate to an organization that helps feed hungry children, support adoption of older children who are in foster care and are more likely to age out. But this? This does nothing.

fight-for-equality:

goandannouce:

https://www.facebook.com/LifeBeginsAtConception

Actually you’re not considered dead when your heart stops beating. This is why many medical professionals still try to revive those whose hearts have stopped. Because medicine and science has found that death is not considered when your heart as stopped, but once all brain activity has ceased. Which is why they usually have around six minutes before there is no chance to revive. Because when the heart has stopped, your brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die.

Fetuses do not have regular brain activity until 25 weeks. At this point in gestation the only time an abortion would be performed is out of medical necessity to save the mother’s life, or to spare the fetus from a short and painful life. These only make up 1% of all abortions. And therefore by this argument, but with the knowledge of what is actually classified as death, a fetus isn’t ‘alive’ until roughly 25 weeks. Far after 99% of abortions are performed.

Please do actual research before trying to use emotional manipulative photos of babies that are born and NOT fetusesbefore parading it out and believing it as fact. Because you are only seriously misinforming yourself, and many others and furthering contributing to a movement that tries to control women’s bodies, when what they do with it does not affect you.

If you are so adamant about helping lives, try doing things for those who are in need and are actually sentient beings. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, donate to an organization that helps feed hungry children, support adoption of older children who are in foster care and are more likely to age out. But this? This does nothing.

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flynndanarra:

Preview for the Vagine Regime documentary.

SO EXCITING!!!!

I can’t believe it is less than two weeks now until we meet the film crew!

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no-more-ramen:

introducing no more ramen, a blog full of recipes for folks with little time and even less money! the aim of this blog is to provide a safe and easy to navigate space for folks looking to eat well without a lot of energy or money. we hope to especially provide support for people dealing with chronic health issues and dietary restrictions.
we happily accept submissions, and additionally hope to provide a place for folks to discuss how ableism, classism, and privilege in general tie into the foods we eat. please signal boost and help us get up and running! <3

no-more-ramen:

introducing no more ramen, a blog full of recipes for folks with little time and even less money! the aim of this blog is to provide a safe and easy to navigate space for folks looking to eat well without a lot of energy or money. we hope to especially provide support for people dealing with chronic health issues and dietary restrictions.

we happily accept submissions, and additionally hope to provide a place for folks to discuss how ableism, classism, and privilege in general tie into the foods we eat. please signal boost and help us get up and running! <3

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benjamin-strider:

perchu:

boys with collarbones (✿◠‿◠)

boys with clavicles (◕‿◕✿)

boys with spines (。♥‿♥。)

boys with patellas (≧◡≦)

boys with phalanges (◑‿◐)

boys with thoracic vertebrae (✿ ♥‿♥)

 

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hello ladies

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disgustinghuman:

summer-of-the-shinx:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I’d still recommend Crunchyroll because you’re supporting the industry whether or not you have a subscription~ it’s a terrific show!

Gonna watch this asap

disgustinghuman:

summer-of-the-shinx:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I’d still recommend Crunchyroll because you’re supporting the industry whether or not you have a subscription~ it’s a terrific show!

Gonna watch this asap

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Tags: gif

principiosrotos:

adventuretimejakethedog:

principiosrotos:

friendly reminder that your stomach is not supposed to be totally flat because it is home to some of your vital organs and you are a woman so you carry fat there and it doesn’t make you any less sexy and if anyone makes you feel otherwise you should throw up on them

Just wanna say the same goes for a man. Just because you don’t abs or a flat stomach doesn’t mean your not sexy

HELL yes! Everybody has got sexy ass bellies regardless of their gender identity, lemme make that clear!

(Source: hallucinogin-and-tonic, via thewormgetsitswings)

ladycels:

For full size: Visit my D.A. Page.

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Tags: ref

carryonstarkid:

strongbodyheartmind:

allfoursonmyfloor:

THIS IS GENIUS.

I need this because I usually wake up feeling like death.

Okay, but what about 150 minutes?

carryonstarkid:

strongbodyheartmind:

allfoursonmyfloor:

THIS IS GENIUS.

I need this because I usually wake up feeling like death.

Okay, but what about 150 minutes?

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Call for Photos

fatbodypolitics:

On March 25th I will be doing a presentation at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mi titled “Dissenting Bodies – Visibility, Fat Politics and Challenging Normal” during their Women’s History Month Series. Part of the presentation will center on people reclaiming their bodies by becoming visible. This will be very similar to what I wrote about in my post on selfies and how they can be used to challenge the gaze on your body by having control over how your body is visible.

image

Photo example, totally going to be in this presentation..

Since the theme of the series is to discuss feminist expression, I really want to tackle visibility by challenging feminist discourse on body image and reframe the discussion around people who don’t conform to beauty ideals. This will be done to show how focusing on what beauty ideals are and not the social consequences of what it means to live in a deviant or non-normative body has built body positive spaces around people with the most privilege, while also creating a movement that is often considered depoliticized or disconnected from systemic / institutional oppression.

A lot of the discussion will be about how fat bodies are viewed in society and imagery of fat people in the media but I want to start the discussion with how the bodies of marginalized people are viewed in society differently depending on the identities they possess. This is something that has been severely lacking from feminist politics and I want to give context to understand how constraints of visibility while they can differ between people all have a common thread, which is to restrict or limit difference.

If you want to be part of this presentation, send your photo to me via email (as an attachment) to fatbodypolitics_260b@sendtodropbox.com

I’m going to collect photos until March 10th and I should have more information about the talk soon.

**Just an fyi, the sendtodropbox email sends all of the email attachments and puts them into a dropbox folder. It’s super awesome and free.

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sleepingbluety:

crocodilenecktie:

When I got these messages I nearly cried because I felt so bad for her. 
And people still wonder why I’m very Anti-Brony. 
Its seriously shit like this that makes me want to vomit every time I see a Brony related thing.
Because, Bronies have no fucking feels for people other than themselves and their precious ‘fandom’.
Seriously, FUCK BRONIES.

Ugh, that poor little girl.

sleepingbluety:

crocodilenecktie:

When I got these messages I nearly cried because I felt so bad for her. 

And people still wonder why I’m very Anti-Brony. 

Its seriously shit like this that makes me want to vomit every time I see a Brony related thing.

Because, Bronies have no fucking feels for people other than themselves and their precious ‘fandom’.

Seriously, FUCK BRONIES.

Ugh, that poor little girl.

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"

I was asked in an interview once: You’re writing another book with a female lead? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to be pigeonholed? And I thought, I write a team superhero book, an uplifting solo hero book, I write a horror-western, and I write a ghost story. What am I gonna be pigeonholed as?

Has a man in the history of men ever been asked if he was going to be pigeonholed because he wrote two consecutive books with male leads? Half of the population is women. I lose my temper here. And it’s certainly not at you. It’s just this pervasive notion that “white male” is the default. And you have to justify any variation from it.

"

Kelly-Sue stating the fucking obvious to anyone who actually pays attention and being no less inspiring for it. Hero. (via kierongillen)

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shady-brain-farm:

This is a post that currently has over 200k notes and this is my reblog of it as you can see I was fooled by it as well, before I decided to google it because it didn’t seem to make much sense.
Basically it said the rule was “no space, leave the place”, that if you touch a mirror and there’s a space between your finger and the reflective one, then it’s a real mirror. If there’s no space then it’s a two way mirror and people could be watching you undress.
THIS IS FALSE AND WILL DO NOTHING BUT CAUSE UNNECESSARY PANIC AND ANXIETY.
From Jowein.net: “You can not tell if a mirror in a bathroom is a two-way mirror (where someone could observer you from behind the glass) by placing your fingernail on the glass and observing if there is a gap to the mirror image or not. There are regular mirrors with and without that gap. Two-way mirrors rely on different brightness on the two sides to create the illusion of a mirror on one side, not on some arrangement of the glass sheet.You can not tell if a mirror in a bathroom is a two-way mirror (where someone could observer you from behind the glass) by placing your fingernail on the glass and observing if there is a gap to the mirror image or not. There are regular mirrors with and without that gap. Two-way mirrors rely on different brightness on the two sides to create the illusion of a mirror on one side, not on some arrangement of the glass sheet.”
A girl in a changing room might this this rule is real, then test it and have a panic attack for no reason if there’s ‘no space’, when it may very well be just an ordinary mirror.
Proof here is that this is my finger on my hand mirror (the back of which is cardboard, so I doubt anyone can see through that)
As you can see, there’s no space between the reflection of my finger, and my finger.
Here’s the Snopes link also confirming that it’s a hoax.
Please signal boost and reblog this, it could cause a lot of anguish when this rule is utterly FAKE.
Thank you

shady-brain-farm:

This is a post that currently has over 200k notes and this is my reblog of it as you can see I was fooled by it as well, before I decided to google it because it didn’t seem to make much sense.

Basically it said the rule was “no space, leave the place”, that if you touch a mirror and there’s a space between your finger and the reflective one, then it’s a real mirror. If there’s no space then it’s a two way mirror and people could be watching you undress.

THIS IS FALSE AND WILL DO NOTHING BUT CAUSE UNNECESSARY PANIC AND ANXIETY.

From Jowein.net: “You can not tell if a mirror in a bathroom is a two-way mirror (where someone could observer you from behind the glass) by placing your fingernail on the glass and observing if there is a gap to the mirror image or not. There are regular mirrors with and without that gap. Two-way mirrors rely on different brightness on the two sides to create the illusion of a mirror on one side, not on some arrangement of the glass sheet.You can not tell if a mirror in a bathroom is a two-way mirror (where someone could observer you from behind the glass) by placing your fingernail on the glass and observing if there is a gap to the mirror image or not. There are regular mirrors with and without that gap. Two-way mirrors rely on different brightness on the two sides to create the illusion of a mirror on one side, not on some arrangement of the glass sheet.”

A girl in a changing room might this this rule is real, then test it and have a panic attack for no reason if there’s ‘no space’, when it may very well be just an ordinary mirror.

Proof here is that this is my finger on my hand mirror (the back of which is cardboard, so I doubt anyone can see through that)

As you can see, there’s no space between the reflection of my finger, and my finger.

Here’s the Snopes link also confirming that it’s a hoax.

Please signal boost and reblog this, it could cause a lot of anguish when this rule is utterly FAKE.

Thank you

(via nerdymouse)

jjzhu:

Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

(via personalspaceinvaders)

asexualityresources:

On the front page of the print edition, like a boss.
Link to the article

asexualityresources:

On the front page of the print edition, like a boss.

Link to the article

(Source: asexualthings, via christiwild)

marchoftigers:

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.


AlabamaAlaskaArizona
WINGSPAN ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
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.
ArkansasCalifornia

LOVE SEES NO BORDERS
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.

COMMUNITY UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE (CUAV)
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 &amp; 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.

LOS ANGELES GAY &amp; LESBIAN CENTER/
STOP PARTNER ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 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 &amp; 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

SAN DIEGO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER
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 &amp;
Intervention Program] is targeted towards victims and offenders of same-sex relationships.
Colorado
COLORADO ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM
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

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 &amp; Information Hotline- Individual &amp; Group Counseling for adults, youth &amp; 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 &amp; 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. 

Connecticut


Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
CENTER ON HALSTED HORIZONS ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
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.
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
THE LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS
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
public.
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
GAY MEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT (GMDVP)
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.
FENWAY COMMUNITY HEALTH VIOLENCE RECOVERY PROGRAM
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
department.

THE NETWORK/LA RED
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.
Michigan
TRIANGLE FOUNDATION
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.
Minnesota
OUTFRONT MINNESOTA
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.
Mississippi
Missouri
ANTI-VIOLENCE ADVOCACY PROJECT OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION
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.
KANSAS CITY ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
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.
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
THE NATIONAL COALITION OF ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAMS (NCAVP)*
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.

GAY ALLIANCE OF THE GENESEE VALLEY
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.

IN OUR OWN VOICES
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.
LONG ISLAND GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH
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
assault.

THE NEW YORK CITY GAY &amp; LESBIAN ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
240 West 35th Street, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 212-714-1141 [Hotline]
Telephone&#160;: 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 &amp; 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.
AVP LOCATIONS:
Bronx:
Community Healthcare Network: Bronx Health Center975 Westchester AvenueMondays 10am – 4pm; AVP available for walk-ins
BOOM! Bronx AIDS Services953 Southern Boulevard, 2nd FloorTuesdays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins
BOOM! CitiWide Harm Reduction226 East 144th StreetWednesdays &amp; Fridays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins
The New York City Family Justice Center, Bronx198 East 161st Street, 2nd FloorFridays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins
Brooklyn:
The New York City Family Justice Center, Brooklyn350 Jay Street, 15th FloorTuesdays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins
Manhattan:
The New York City Anti-Violence Project240 W. 35th Street, Suite 20024-hour bilingual (English /Spanish) Hotline: (212) 714-1141Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm; AVP available for walk-ins
Queens: 
The New York City Family Justice Center, Queens126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415Mondays 10am – 5pm; AVP available for walk-ins
Staten Island: 
Staten Island LGBT Center25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd FloorWednesdays 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. 

THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT (ALP)
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 &amp; Pacific Islander, Latina/o, and Native/Indigenous descent can use to organize, support, and
advocate for our diverse communities.
North Carolina
PROJECT RAINBOW NET
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
Ohio
BUCKEYE REGION ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM (BRAVO)
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.

THE LESBIAN GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER CLEVELAND
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.
Oklahoma
Oregon
SURVIVOR PROJECT
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.
Pennsylvania
EQUALITY ADVOCATES
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
Tennessee
Texas
LAMBDA GLBT COMMUNITY SERVICES
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 &amp;
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.

MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER, INC. (MCC)
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.
RESOURCE CENTER OF DALLAS
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.
Utah
Vermont

SAFESPACE
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
Virginia
EQUALITY VIRGINIA
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 HOUSING PROJECT
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
http://www.virginiaavp.org/
Washington
THE NORTHWEST NETWORK OF BI, TRANS, LESBIAN AND GAY SURVIVORS OF ABUSE
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
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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.
info@cara-seattle.org
Phone:206.322.4856
ty/fax:206.323.4113
801-23rd Ave S, Suite G-1
Seattle, WA 98144
West Virginia
Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
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
Wyoming
Washington DC (District of Columbia)
AL FATIHA FOUNDATION
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:
http://www.transhousingnetwork.com/

Websites:
http://callen-lorde.org/

Citations:
http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/NRC_LGBTDV-Full.pdf
http://lgbt.wisc.edu/documents/Revolution-starts-at-home.pdf
http://lookslike201.tumblr.com/post/64677733218/the-virginia-anti-violence-project
http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/71063803794/trans-friendly-shelters-in-the-denver-boulder-area
http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/68628298511/deadinmotion-answered-to-your-post-hello-im
http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/68627510299/hello-im-thinking-about-making-another-resource-post
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.

marchoftigers:

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.



Alabama
Alaska
Arizona

WINGSPAN ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT

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.


Arkansas
California



LOVE SEES NO BORDERS

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.



COMMUNITY UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE (CUAV)

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.



LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN CENTER/

STOP PARTNER ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 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



SAN DIEGO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER

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.


Colorado

COLORADO ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM

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. 



Connecticut





Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

CENTER ON HALSTED HORIZONS ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT

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.

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

THE LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS

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

public.

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

GAY MEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT (GMDVP)

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.

FENWAY COMMUNITY HEALTH VIOLENCE RECOVERY PROGRAM

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

department.



THE NETWORK/LA RED

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.

Michigan

TRIANGLE FOUNDATION

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.

Minnesota

OUTFRONT MINNESOTA

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.

Mississippi

Missouri

ANTI-VIOLENCE ADVOCACY PROJECT OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION

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.

KANSAS CITY ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT

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.

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

THE NATIONAL COALITION OF ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAMS (NCAVP)*

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.



GAY ALLIANCE OF THE GENESEE VALLEY

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.



IN OUR OWN VOICES

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.

LONG ISLAND GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH

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

assault.



THE NEW YORK CITY GAY & LESBIAN ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT

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.

AVP LOCATIONS:

Bronx:

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

Brooklyn:

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

Manhattan:

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

Queens: 

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. 



THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT (ALP)

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

PROJECT RAINBOW NET

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

Ohio

BUCKEYE REGION ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM (BRAVO)

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.



THE LESBIAN GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER CLEVELAND

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.

Oklahoma

Oregon

SURVIVOR PROJECT

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.

Pennsylvania

EQUALITY ADVOCATES

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

Tennessee

Texas

LAMBDA GLBT COMMUNITY SERVICES

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.



MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER, INC. (MCC)

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.

RESOURCE CENTER OF DALLAS

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.

Utah

Vermont



SAFESPACE

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

Virginia

EQUALITY VIRGINIA

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 HOUSING PROJECT

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

http://www.virginiaavp.org/

Washington

THE NORTHWEST NETWORK OF BI, TRANS, LESBIAN AND GAY SURVIVORS OF ABUSE

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

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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.

info@cara-seattle.org

Phone:206.322.4856

ty/fax:206.323.4113

801-23rd Ave S, Suite G-1

Seattle, WA 98144

West Virginia

Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

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

Wyoming

Washington DC (District of Columbia)

AL FATIHA FOUNDATION

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:

http://www.transhousingnetwork.com/



Websites:

http://callen-lorde.org/



Citations:

http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/NRC_LGBTDV-Full.pdf

http://lgbt.wisc.edu/documents/Revolution-starts-at-home.pdf

http://lookslike201.tumblr.com/post/64677733218/the-virginia-anti-violence-project

http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/71063803794/trans-friendly-shelters-in-the-denver-boulder-area

http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/68628298511/deadinmotion-answered-to-your-post-hello-im

http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/68627510299/hello-im-thinking-about-making-another-resource-post

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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