About Us

The National LGBTQ Institute on IPV is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in partnership with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. As organizations founded “by and for” LGBTQ survivors of abuse, we know the power of centering survivors’ expertise when building solutions to violence.

LBGTQ Institute on IPV expands the capacity of individuals, organizations, governmental agencies, local communities, tribes, and tribal organizations to identify and respond to the specific and emerging needs of diverse LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. We inform research and policy agendas, coordinate with other Domestic Violence Resource Network members, and provide training and technical assistance to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts nationwide.

Our collaboration is dedicated to centering the experiences, strengths and needs of traditionally marginalized people within LGBTQ communities while addressing the unique and multiple victimizations and structural oppressions faced by LGBTQ people. This means addressing the homophobia, internalized homophobia, and transphobia, racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, and other forms of inequity and injustice impacting our racially and ethnically diverse LGBTQ communities.  Creating the conditions that support loving, equitable relationships in families and communities also plays a central role in our vision and our work.

Our work across initiatives seeks to advance evidence-based, community-prioritized, survivor-led, culturally meaningful strategies and practices. We intend to tackle intimate partner violence at its roots by attending to the social determinants of health and wellbeing. This includes strengthening the conditions that promote broad wellbeing and changing the conditions that promote poverty, instability, illness, social alienation, and lack of civil protections.

The National LGBTQ Institute on IPV is funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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