Learning to be an Ally

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Power and Control Wheel – Texas Council on Family Violence (2010)

Gender-Neutral Language Sheet – (2016) QMUNITY

Guide to Being a Trans Ally – PFLAG (2020)

Our Relatives Said: A Wise Practices Guide – 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations (2008)

Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People who are Transgender and Gender Expansive – PFLAG (2015)

Queer Terminology – From A to Q – QMUNITY (2013)

The 519’s Glossary of Terms – The 519 (2020)

Safety Planning

Safety in Relationships: Trans Folk – QMUNITY (2020)

Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence – FORGE (2013)

Creating Safe Spaces and Services

Community of Practice: Supporting Trans Women in VAW Shelters – Women’s Shelters Canada (2019)

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change – The 519 (2017)

Gender Diversity in the VAW Sector: Identifying Barriers and Recommendations for Consideration – CREVAW Learning Network (2016)

Gender-Integrated Shelters: Experience and Advice – FORGE (2016)

Improve Privacy as a Strategy to Increase LGBTQ Access to Existing Domestic Violence (DV) Shelter Programs – National LGBTQ DV Capacity Building Learning Center

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Rainbow Communities – VAW Learning Network (2015)

Model Policies – Virginia Anti-Violence Project

Self-Assessment Tool: “Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients?” – FORGE (2019)

Sheltering Transgendered Women: Providing Welcoming Services – NRCDV & FORGE (2014)

Supporting Trans Women in Domestic and Sexual Violence Services – Stonewall (2018)

Transitioning our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute & National Coalition for the Homeless (2003)

Children & Youth

Beyond Trans Tolerance and Trans Inclusion: Contributing to Transformative Spaces in an All-Gendered Youth, Live-in, Substance-Misuse Programme – Context (2018)

LGBTQ2+ Youth Priorities for Addressing Gender-Based Violence – Wisdom2Action (2020)


Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics – Statistics Canada

Sexual minority people almost three times more likely to experience violent victimization than heterosexual people – Statistics Canada (2020)

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2013)

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