Updated April 18, 2022
List compiled by LB Klein
The National Sexual Assault Hotline can connect anyone in the US with their local rape crisis center via 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), 24/7/365. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides similar 24/7/365 support for anyone facing abuse in a relationship and has interpreter services available in 170 languages. Their chat feature can be found here.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) – addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LBGT) and HIV-affected communities. Further, NCAVP supports existing anti-violence organizations and emerging local programs in their efforts to document and prevent such violence: https://avp.org/resources/
The Hot Peach Pages provides an international directory of sexual and intimate partner violence agencies around the world: www.hotpeachpages.net
Resources to Learn More
Queering Sexual Violence – www.queeringsexualviolence.com is an anthology of radical queer voices from within the antiviolence movement.
FORGE – www.forge-forward.org is a national transgender anti-violence organization federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, they have been the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country.
The Northwest Network of Trans, Bisexual, Lesbian, & Gay Survivors of Abuse – www.nwnetwork.org increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing, and advocacy, working within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality, and respect for all people, and the creation of loving, inclusive, and accountable communities.
This post originally appeared in Bi Women Quarterly in Summer 2017 and is reprinted with permission [broken links removed]. Read current and back issues and sign up for a free electronic subscriptions to Bi Women Quarterly at www.biwomenboston.org.