Domestic violence and sexual assault can effect persons of all sexual orientations and gender identifications.
43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.
26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men.
In a study of male same sex relationships, only 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.
Transgender victims are 68% more likely to experience intimate partner violence, sexual assault and physical assault.
You Are Not Alone!
Our advocates provide our LGBTQIA+ clients with compassionate, aware and respectful advocacy free of homophobia and transphobia.
"Outing" or threatening to reveal a person's sexual orientation/gender identity may be used as a tool of abuse in violent relationships and can also be a barrier to getting help.
Our services are strictly confidential - you will not be outed.
"Othering" refers to discriminating against someone based on their identity. We will not make assumptions. For example, we do not assume heterosexuality as normative. We will also ask and respect our client's chosen pronouns and/or name.
Our transgender clients have access to all our services; including our safe house.
You will not be othered.
We Are Here For You!
Our certified and compassionate advocates are here 24/7 for survivors, family and friends.
You can talk, text or chat with an advocate.
The conversation is completely confidential.
Your advocate can help you talk through what you are experiencing.
Most importantly, they will listen.
All our services are free, confidential and non-discriminatory.
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.
CALL: (410) 539-4824
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
CALL: 1- (866) 488-7386
TEXT: Text START to 678-678
Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. They host a variety of online support groups for pre-teens, teens, parents caregivers, and other family members and adults.
CALL: 1- (866) 488-7386
GROUPS: Click here for information.
CONTACT: Click here.
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM/kink, polyamorous, and queer communities. They offer extensive resources, a 24 hour hotline and call-in support groups.
CALL: (800) 832-1901
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. They offer resources, a 24 hour crisis hotline and live chat.
CALL: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
CHAT: Click here
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support and resources they need to survive and thrive. It is the first transgender suicide and support hotline to exist in the U.S. and Canada. All operators are transgender or non-binary.
CALL: 1-(877) 565-8860
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has resources for LGBTQIA+ persons. Their counselors are ready to help.
CALL: 1-(800) 273-8255
CHAT: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/ and click CHAT