A Statement of Support to Our LGBTQ+ Colleagues, Supporters, Donors and Survivors
In honor and appreciation of #Pride month, BWJP highlights our core value of standing in strong support and solidarity with and for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. We are committed to transforming ourselves, our governance, and our operational structures to foster an environment of validation, recognition, education, and joy with our LGBTQ+ colleagues, peers, service providers, and all survivors of gender-based violence.
We recognize that intersectionality plays a significant role in addressing gender-based violence, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community.
We acknowledge that individuals may face multiple forms of oppression based on their race, ethnicity, disability, or other aspects of their identity. It is our mission to approach gender-based violence with an intersectional lens, ensuring that our services are inclusive and accessible to all survivors.
We understand LGBTQ+ individuals face unique challenges and may encounter additional barriers, such as societal stigma, discrimination, or lack of support when seeking help. BWJP condemns any kind of violence, hate speech, or proposed legislation that attempts to remove human rights, health services, or support for LGBTQ+ people, particularly our transgender friends.
BWJP has resources to help direct service providers working with LGBTQ+ survivors of gender-based violence including:
- The Bisexual+ Survivors Report
- An op-ed written by our staff on Transgender Youth and Child Abuse
- An op-ed on Bisexual Survivors written by our staff
- Celebrating Bisexual+ Survivors Podcast
- How We Can Better Serve Survivors Who Identify as LGBTQ+ Podcast
- Plus, we are always developing more supportive resources. Let us know what you need! We would love to hear from you!
To the LGBTQ+ community - We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you as allies, advocates and supporters in this ongoing battle.
Let us work together to inform, rally against damaging narratives, and above all, spread joy during this month’s #Pride.
For media inquiries and requests please contact BWJP at [email protected].
BWJP is the National non-profit leader at the intersection of gender-based violence (GBV) and the law. BWJP is organized as a dynamic collection of national policy and practice centers which provide support, education, best practice, and innovation to advocates, systems professionals, community leaders, and policy experts. BWJP works with jurisdictions across the country to improve access to systems while paying attention to not causing further harm and injustice to historically marginalized communities. BWJP will continue this critical work to inform and keep survivors safe while supporting thriving families and communities. Find out more about BWJP at bwjp.org.TAGS: #BWJP Announcements #Children and Teens #LGBTQ+ #News #Women