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      Lisa Nitsch
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      Let’s share resources that may be relevant to working with victim-survivors and partners who are abusive within LGBTQIA+ communities.

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      Lisa Nitsch
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      Publication from Center for Court Innovation: Invisible Pain and Overlooked Violence: Abusive Partner Interventions in the LGBTQIA+ Community
      by Conor Mulvaney, January 2022

      A companion to the Center for Court Innovation’s podcast episode exploring strategies for abusive partner intervention programs within the LGBTQIA+ community, this document discusses the differences between intimate partner violence in cis-heteronormative and LGBTQIA+ relationships.

      This document outlines statistics on the prevalence of violence within queer and trans relationships; how power and control plays an important, albeit slightly different, role in LGBTQIA+ intimate partner violence; and how the Abusive Partner Accountability and Engagement Training and Technical Assistance Project’s Guiding Principles can be applied when working with LGBTQIA+ individuals who have caused harm through intimate partner violence. The document draws on the expertise of Mary Case, manager of the Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Cat Shugrue dos Santos, deputy executive director for Programs at the NYC Anti-Violence Project and their experiences helping LGBTQIA+ individuals, families, and communities heal from intimate partner violence.

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      Stephanie Romano
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      2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report

      Published Date: January 2016
      Publisher: National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

      The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States, with 27,715 respondents from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas. Conducted in the summer of 2015 by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the USTS was an anonymous, online survey for transgender adults (18 and older) in the United States, available in English and Spanish. The USTS serves as a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2008–09 National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), which helped to shift how the public and policymakers view the lives of transgender people and the challenges they face. The report of the 2015 USTS provides a detailed look at the experiences of transgender people across a wide range of categories, such as education, employment, family life, health, housing, and interactions with the criminal justice system.

      The findings reveal disturbing patterns of mistreatment and discrimination and startling disparities between transgender people in the survey and the U.S. population when it comes to the most basic elements of life, such as finding a job, having a place to live, accessing medical care, and enjoying the support of family and community. Survey respondents also experienced harassment and violence at alarmingly high rates. Several themes emerge from the thousands of data points presented in the full survey report.

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