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NYS LGBTQ IPV Network

The New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Intimate Partner Violence Network (“The Network”) is a statewide, multidisciplinary group of direct service providers, community-based agencies, advocates, educators, policy makers, and funders who are working on behalf of LGBTQ communities affected by intimate partner violence to ensure that intimate partner violence services are LGBTQ inclusive.

Our Mission

The Network seeks to raise awareness of and improve response to domestic violence impacting LGBTQ communities throughout the state. The Network supports service providers, advocates, policy makers and others by providing education and advocacy, fostering collaboration, and identifying and working towards needed change. These efforts will enhance the availability and delivery of services while promoting advocacy on behalf of those affected by domestic violence in LGBTQ communities.

Join the Network to work collectively towards LGBTQ inclusivity within intimate partner violence agencies statewide and push for policy changes that support LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence!

Ensure your organizations is LGBTQ inclusive and request a training or technical assistance.

The New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Intimate Partner Violence Network (“The Network”) is a statewide, multidisciplinary group of direct service providers, community-based agencies, advocates, educators, policy makers, and funders who are working on behalf of LGBTQ communities affected by domestic violence.

The New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Training & Technical Assistance Center (TTA Center) provides free training, technical assistance and ongoing education to residential and non-residential domestic violence programs to increase the programs’ LGBTQ cultural competency and ability to provide services to LGBTQ survivors.

Shelter Access Toolkit

The Shelter Access Toolkit was created by the Network’s Shelter Access Committee in an effort to address concerns that staff members at traditional domestic violence programs may have regarding sheltering survivors of intimate partner violence whose gender and/or sexual identity may be different from the majority of survivors most often served by the shelter (i.e. cisgender women abused by cisgender men).

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Best Practices Toolkit

The Best Practices Toolkit was created as a guide to help you begin to make your shelter space LGBTQ inclusive and ensure that LGBTQ survivors have better access to services statewide.

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Many domestic violence programs in New York State often focus solely on a heteronormative paradigm of domestic violence, i.e., on men’s violence against women, and deny LGBTQ survivors full access to services, including safe shelter, because LGBTQ survivors do not meet their traditional understanding of who a survivor is. Domestic violence programs must have a commitment to providing supportive advocacy to ALL survivors of domestic violence.

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