Together We Do Better
As we celebrate LGBT History Month, I am so excited to highlight the NSVRC’s latest information and resource packet, Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ. According to the LGBT History Month website, October was chosen as the month to celebrate, teach, and talk about gay and lesbian history. The NSVRC honors that history and explores the impact of sexual violence and the importance of preventing its occurrence in the LGBTQ community.
The packet has been a labor of love for both NSVRC staff and members of our partner organizations who were also involved. I really love and respect that we approach these issues in a thoughtful way, and incorporate the voices of survivors and advocates who are members of, and allies with, the LGBTQ community.
Whether you are looking for ways to talk about gender and sexuality, the process of coming out, the impact of discrimination, or if you are looking to create an agency that is inclusive to all individuals and communities, or you want to learn more about transformative prevention programming for LGBTQ communities - with nearly a dozen different resources, there is something for everyone in this packet.
And it’s also a great time to revisit a previous post on consent work in LGBTQI communities, featuring the work of our partners at the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
We would love to hear your feedback about these resources and how you plan to use the information. Feel free to share with us in the comments below!