Violence Against LGBTQ+ Individuals

LGBTQ+ is the umbrella term used to refer to the community made up of individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, 2Spirit and more.

If you are a victim of sexual or domestic violence

Please contact your local crisis intervention center for assistance.
For a full list of local crisis intervention centers, click here. 

For anyone experiencing sexual or domestic violence, there is a level of fear and uncertainty when it comes to seeking help outside the LGBTQ+ community. Some of those fears and concerns are the same for everyone, but there are some extra challenges LGBTQ+ individuals face when considering who to turn to for help. If you are feeling overwhelmed with questions, take a step back. Consider these thoughts may have been planted or reinforced by your abuser to make you feel like you don’t have any options. Remember, there are caring people who will listen to you, and help you feel safe in your relationships.

LGBTQ+ Resources

For more resources about abuse in LGBTQ+ relationships, please click here.
Or visit any of the following national resources:
The Network la Red
The Northwest Network
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) 

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call 911, a local hotline, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.Escape