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Dating Violence in Same-Sex Relationships
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Another Closet: Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships - Surry Hills, NSW (New South Wales) Australia - for people in same sex relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic violence. It contains information on what domestic violence is,  what to do if you are experiencing abuse, tips for making a crisis plan and the details for some important referral services in. It also has information for people supporting a friend or family member who is experiencing abuse. A relationship checklist, a collection of personal stories of domestic violence in gay and lesbian relationships, information about services in NSW, referral information, resources,  information for service providers, and more. http://www.anothercloset.com.au/

Communities United Against Violence (CUAV) - a multicultural, anti-oppression organization working to end violence against and within our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities. "We believe that in order to end homophobia and heterosexism, we must confront all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and ableism." CUAV offers a range of programs and services to support LGBTQQ survivors of violence and help build our communities’ capacity to respond to, heal from, and prevent all forms of violence. Diverse volunteers and staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support LGBTQQ people facing harassment, threats, attacks, and abuse. Crisis Line Counselors are certified in California to provide Domestic Violence and Crisis Peer-Counseling. 160 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; Phone: (415) 777-5500; 24 Hour Support Line: (415) 333-HELP; Website: http://www.cuav.org/


Hear My Voice: LGBTQ Outreach Campaign - a public awareness campaign from Break the Cycle -- a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from dating and domestic violence -- in partnership with service providers and organizations dedicated to helping LGBTQ youth. Websites: http://www.breakthecycle.org/content/lgbtq-outreach and http://hearmyvoice.breakthecycle.org/


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) - believes violence against women and children results from force or threat to achieve and maintain control in intimate relationships as well as from societal abuse of power and domination via sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions. NCADV recognizes abuse of power in society can foster battering by perpetuating conditions that condone violence against women and children. 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603, Denver, CO 80203; Phone: (303) 839-1852; Fax: (303-831-9251; TTY: (303) 839-1681; Website: http://www.ncadv.org/

The Northwest Network - of bisexual, trans, lesbian & gay survivors of abuse.  Increasing the communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. They provide support and advocacy for LBGT folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. 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. Mailing Address: PO Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118; Phone: (206) 568.7777; TTY Message Phone: (206) 517-9670; Email: info@nwnetwork.org; Website: http://www.nwnetwork.org/

New York City LGBTQ Domestic Violence Taskforce - works towards the integration of domestic violence services for LGTBQ individuals in both domestic violence agency or an LGTBQ agency while remaining sensitive to issues including but not limited to: gender identity, race, class, immigration status, HIV status, religion and ability. New York City. Website: http://www.nyclgbtdvtaskforce.com/


RU12? Community Center: Relationship Violence - It is important to remember that LGBTQQ-motivated harassment and violence is based on the perception of someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Recent national statistics indicate an increase in violence directed toward straight people who for various reasons are misperceived as LGBTQQ and consequently targeted for attack. Mailing address: RU12?, PO Box 5883, Burlington, VT 05402-5883;  Location: 34 Elmwood Ave, Burlington; Phone: (802) 860-7812 (RU12); Email: thecenter@ru12.org; Website: http://www.ru12.org/safespace-relationship-violence.html

Seattle Counseling Service - a community resource that advocates, educates and serves to advance the social well being and mental health of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Including work on intimate partner violence, offering support for survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence through individual and group counseling, and through crisis intervention. Phones: Voice / TTY: (206) 323-1768; Fax: (206) 323-2184; Address: 1216 Pine Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98101; Email: info@seattlecounseling.org; Website: http://www.seattlecounseling.org/

Survivor Project - 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, they have 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. Phone: (503) 288-3191; Email: info@survivorproject.org; Website: http://www.survivorproject.org/index.html


Transgender/SOFFA: Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Resource Sheet - LGBT organizers and service providers (and non-LGBTs) often report that there are no transgender-specific resources available on domestic violence or sexual assault. From FORGE: For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression; Mailing Address: PO Box 1272; Milwaukee, WI 53201; Email: info@forge-forward.org; Website:
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