Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer or questioning (LGBTQ). The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet are to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.

This packet includes an Annotated Bibliography, a Research Brief, a Resource List, and guides on Talking about Gender & Sexuality, Creating Inclusive Agencies, the Process of Coming Out, the Impact of Discrimination, Hate & Bias-Motivated Crimes, the Impact on Individuals & Communities, Sexual Harassment & Bullying of Youth, and Transformative Prevention Programming.

The risk for bullying andYouth Cover harassment is very high for youth who identify as LGBTQ.  This short resource offers background on research and information regarding abuse against young people in school and community environments.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Discrimination and hate crimes againstDiscrimination Cover' individuals who identify as LGBTQ persist in our homes, communities, workplaces, and social institutions. This resource gives a broader picture of the many ways attitudes and norms create unsafe spaces for people who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The political, social, and cultural environment Hate Crimes Coverof homophobia in U.S. culture contributes to violence against people who identify as, or are identified as, LGBTQ.  This special resource outlines recent laws concerning hate and bias-motivated crimes in the U.S.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

For people who identify as LGBTQComing Out Cover, the coming out process can be both difficult and freeing.  This special resource offers some considerations for the coming out process and background on the journey an individual might take in discussing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

There are a wealth of programs, strengths, List Coverand best practices for working with LGBTQ communities and serving survivors of sexual violence who identify as LGBTQ. This list offers some of those materials, organized alphabetically and by focus area.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This research brief explores the Brief Coverprevalence of sexual violence against individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). Studies between 2006 and 2011 are covered and examine sexual violence against victims who identify as LGBTQ in the form of hate or bias-motivated crimes, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, and adult sexual assault.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The articles, reports, and films listed in the Bibliography Coverbibliography explore sexual violence against individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) from a variety of angles, including lifetime sexual victimization, intimate partner violence, sexual violence as hate/bias crimes, and service provisions for survivors. It lists articles that dispel common myths about individuals who identify as LGBTQ and sexual violence.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

GLSEN provides a report of the findings from the National School Climate Survey in 2011. The report outlines statistics related to the experiences of LGBTQ-identified students of harassment, bullying, and institutional discrimination. It also presents findings on the kinds of positive interventions and supports that make a difference for students.

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