We Call for Greater Inclusion for LGBTQ Survivors in the Movement

June 2021

By Morgan D. Dewey, published on the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s website


“This Pride Month, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), celebrates our beloved and diverse LGBTQ communities. To prevent violence, loving and equitable relationships in LGBTQ families and communities must be supported. Creating safe and healthy communities requires a dedicated understanding of LGBTQ survivors’ realities. Domestic violence can be very isolating for survivors. This can be particularly harmful to LGBTQ folks due to:

  • the ongoing and intersecting impacts of homophobia, transphobia, and racism;
  • the small size of many LGBTQ communities; and
  • lost or strained relationships many LGBTQ people have with their families of origin.”

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