There is no “typical batterer.” Most batterers choose to batter because the choice is there to make and
because they believe they have the right. Until quite recently there have been few consequences. LGBT
abusers, like their heterosexual counterparts, often express expectations of ownership and entitlement in
their intimate relationships. Abuse may be physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, psychological and/or
economic. There are, however, abuses that may not be recognized as domestic violence. For example, the
threat to “out” their partner as LGBT to family, employer or others is not one a heterosexual abuser usually
can make; an abuser who hides a trans partner’s needed hormones puts the victim in a situation not faced
by a non-trans victim; and an abusive U.S. citizen or permanent resident can hold an immigrant LGBT
partner hostage, since in the U.S. an abused immigrant spouse or child of a resident or citizen is eligible to
self-petition to gain lawful status under the Violence Against Women Act, but an LGBT immigrant partner
LGBT Communities and Domestic Violence: Information and Resources Overview
I’m not 100% sure about the immigration part since DOMA was struck down and this was published in… It says Copyright 2007? I’d appreciate a favor: Are LGBTQ immigrants that are undocumented now qualified for Domestic Violence protection? I would appreciate the fact check.
Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered in Puebla
Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.
Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.
¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!
A question I received and responded to in private. Making this rebloggable so that folks can see what my response is but more importantly for trans* Latin@s to share the resources they find useful.
hi! yes there are some publications that may be useful. PFLAG has two in Spanish that may be useful one called Si Tu Mismo (link opens to PDF) and Nuestros hijas y hijos preguntas y respuestas para padres de gays, lesbianas, y bisexuales (although only focusing on LGB the language may be useful) and Welcoming our trans family is also a resource but in english.
The Trevor Project has an online chat and one is MONDAY today which may be useful
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project website is in Spanish.
REDLACTRANS (Latin American and Caribbean Transgender Network) has information by country of origin.
I hope this is helpful! I’m sending privately vs public but will post on my tumblr too as an anon question so other folks can provide the resources they find useful! If you are in a specific area and want to have me put you in contact w/folks in that area let me know!
You are loved and important and i appreciate you!
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
The Peculiar Kind’s 3rd episode of the second season focuses on LGBT Homeless youth. Featuring Claudio, a homeless 20 something living in NYC by way of Michigan, and Kate Barnhart, executive director of New Alternatives; an LGBT homeless youth program in New York City. We hope to spread the word, inform and inspire change within the LGBT homeless youth system.
Mentoring, donating and skill sharing are just a few things we can offer our youth. Specific housing and fostering programs/options are growing but are still few and far between. Let’s actively work to change the violence, discrimination and sexual assault our LGBT homeless youth face.
Where you can learn more about volunteering, donating and getting involved:
http://www.newalternativesnyc.org - email@example.com
http://www.aliforneycenter.org - firstname.lastname@example.org
and much more here…
A list of transgender friendly shelters in the U.S.
LGBTQ Connect (by The HIV Story Project)
"Award-winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz directed & produced this short video for various nonprofit partners in San Francisco that collaborated on the 1st ever LGBTQ Connect - an event designed to help the City’s LGBT Homeless population. It was held on Oct. 7th, 2013 at the SF LGBT Center; hosted by The Mayor’s Office of HOPE, Project Homeless Connect, and AIDS Housing Alliance; Sponsored by Metta Fund, Sass Social Justice Fund of Horizons Foundation, Dignity Fund, Haas, Jr. Foundation"
Asian American LGBTQ: Struggle of Coming Out
We’re working on a documentary that helps Asian parents to get over the struggle of accepting their non-heterosexual children. Please read this post on my blog and ask your Asian American LGBTQ friends to contact us and help us with this project. Thank you!
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