Research indicates that domestic violence in the LGBTQIA+ community occurs at similar rates, if not higher, than in straight relationships. Unfortunately, these victims do not receive the help they need due to a shortage of awareness and resources. The materials on this webpage are designed for any and all healthcare providers who work in settings serving the LGBTQIA+ population.

Quick Facts

LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence – Futures Without Violence Printable materials, quick facts and tips, and organizations to get involved with to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive organization.

Who are the LGBTQ Communities? – Includes definitions on commonly used terms, basic history, myths and facts, and frequently asked questions related to LGBTQ communities.

Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community – Facts on sexual assault reported by the Human Rights Campaign.

Quick Facts

LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence – Futures Without Violence Printable materials, quick facts and tips, and organizations to get involved with to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive organization.

Who are the LGBTQ Communities? – Includes definitions on commonly used terms, basic history, myths and facts, and frequently asked questions related to LGBTQ communities.

Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community – Facts on sexual assault reported by the Human Rights Campaign.

Evidence-Based Research

Improving Services for LGBTQ Individuals – Contains information on what domestic violence looks like in LGBTQ communities as well as outlining some common barriers LGBTQ individuals who have experienced domestic violence face when seeking services. Information on how to provide culturally relevant services to LGBTQ communities is included.

Prepping Your Practice for Screening

Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Who Are Experiencing IPV – May be used to assist patients with safety-planning after they have disclosed abuse in the home.

Online Resources, Webinars, Training Modules

Domestic Violence in LGBT Communities: Trainers Manual – Training curriculum with the purpose of giving health and human service providers the knowledge and skills necessary to sensitively and effectively respond to LGBT victims of domestic violence.

Ways to Get Involved

Prevention and Intervention – Information and tools for preventing and intervening in domestic violence within LGBTQ communities.

Hotlines/Helplines & Community Programs

S. Preventive Services Task Force – Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific clinical preventive services without related signs or symptoms. This resource reviews clinical considerations (such as patient population), research needs and gaps, and more.

Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care – Produced by Futures Without Violence

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