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haaretz:

First generation of transgender rabbis claims its place in the U.S. Jewish community: There are at least six transgender rabbis and rabbis-in-training across the United States and both the Reform and Reconstructionist movements have programs on transgender inclusion at synagogues and in seminaries.

The Forward is running spotlight pieces on each of the six. You can find them here.
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Watch Honey Maid’s awesome answer about the backlash they received 

so powerful

This is beautiful and perfect and EXACTLY as the world should be.

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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.


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 & 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

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 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 & 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 & 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.

Important. Boost

http://therealizationofme.tumblr.com/post/81367386977/why-are-we-fooling-ourselves-that-white-people

therealizationofme:

Why are we fooling ourselves that white people have all the money in society/running society. 10% of America has the majority our money. They are all white, so they give some scraps to the other white people because they look like them. Which leaves PoC to fight over the crumbs that get stuck in…

sogaysoalive:

Maryland has come up trumps as 18th state to ban discrimination against transgender people. Congrats! Let’s make this worldwide!

queerpositive:

chicklikemeblog:

Just gonna leave this here. 

Another very important side to this situation.

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Anonymous asked: Hey. So I just found out that I have depression, and they want to start putting me on medicine. But I'm scared that I'm going to be dependent on the meds, as well as the fact that if I forget to take them that I am going to have a down word spiral.... Do you have any suggestions?

therealizationofme:

Hey!

Wow someone is actually talking to me on here haha but I’m sorry it had to e about this. Depression is soo rough anD I’m sorry it’s happening to you BUT it DOES NOT DEFINE YOU, keep that in mind. When I think of all of my identities mental illness isn’t even anywhere close to the top. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and put on meds twoish years ago and I’ve had good times and really shitty times. A lot of people are worried about becoming dependent, but honestly I tell them if you learn to pin point the symptoms then you can out smart it as weird as that sounds. When you start feeling down for no reason thing to yourself “okay this isn’t norma. why am I feeling this way? Oh it’s because of the chemical imbalance and I forgot to take my meds.” There is such a stigma around people who take meds but you need to know THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH TAKING THEM. This is something I’ve really had to work on, but I finally started becoming more open with my friends and family. The thing is mental illness for the most part is just a chemical imbalance THATS IT. Not even that big of a deal. BUT at the same time the side effects are dire and living with mental illness untreated is… Crippling so yes TAKE TAKE TAKE YOUR MEDS! I took mine daily for a year and because I felt so good forgot to take them BAD IDEA! I went into a downward spiral and really fucked my life up. Now that I’m back on them I have to be extra carful or ill loose the chance to keep taking them. So, I’ve started leaving myself reminders on my phone or in my room to take it everyday at a certain time. I tried to do it before bed every day and then using those weekly pill holders but that didn’t work for me. So I would try out different things to help you remember until you find something that works for you. Mental illness doesn’t have to be the end of your life, but when you get it properly treated and start educating yourself on how it effects you it can be the start of the living happily the rest of your life. Don’t be afraid to talk to people about it and find support, there are a lot of people out there going through the same stuff. And don’t hesitate to message me off anon. Good luck!!

freedomtomarry:

Share this to congratulate this step forward in England and Wales, and to prepare for March 29, when same-sex couples will be able to receive marriage licenses! http://bit.ly/1lCvyFK

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