Explore Resources and Events throughout the State
This month, and every month, we celebrate the resilience, achievements, and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community. We acknowledge the intersections of homophobia, oppression, and domestic violence and we commit ourselves to prevent this violence from ever occurring.
To truly celebrate Pride, we must never forget the history that led us here. Black women and women of color across the queer sexual spectrum (gay, lesbian, and bisexual) started the movement for freedom and protection from police harassment. Lesbians’ activism could be seen through a variety of strategies: the arts, literature, economic development, and political activism (see some excellent primary sources here). The Pride March emerged in New York City in 1974—one year after the Stonewall Uprising. During this defining event, Marsha P. Johnson, a Black Trans woman, and Sylvia Rivera, a Latina Trans woman, were part of a group that pushed back against racist police brutality–still a crisis to this day, especially in the context of gender-based violence.
Below you’ll find a number of resources and events from the Partnership and our Members throughout the state. Please feel free to send us additional resources here.
Keeping the PRIDE in PRIDE
Thursday June 2 | 10:30 am – 12 pm
Join the Partnership and VALOR as we kick off PRIDE month! We are excited to be in community with you all as we explore the origins of PRIDE. Together we will discuss the opportunities and challenges in PRIDE events. You will learn about how organizations are working towards inclusivity, and opportunities to deepen your own inclusive practices. We’ll also talk about the corporate aspects, and how businesses live into all those rainbows!
Building Inclusive Youth Leadership
Thursday June 16 | 10:30 am – 12 pm
The Partnership will continue to celebrate PRIDE month by highlighting the work of youth leadership programs across the state that are intentional about including and amplifying the voices of LGBTQIA+ youth. Join our panelists as they discuss how they outreach to LGBTQIA+ youth, how they sustain their youth leadership programs, and how they use messaging and social media to engage youth. Together, we will learn how to ensure that our programs meet the needs of all youth and bring us to a more beloved community.
Take Care Tuesday
Tuesday June 21 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join Community United Against Violence as they celebrate Pride during Take Care Tuesday! They’ll be delving into some queer history and doing some storytelling together! They’re currently bimonthly every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-7:30. We provide English & Spanish interpretation with our wonderful interpreters!
Uplifting the Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ Community through Indigenous Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention
Thursday June 23 | 10 am – 11:30 am
This presentation is an introductory webinar on how the cisgender and heterosexual community can be more supportive of the LGBTQ2S+ community and proactive in IPV prevention. This prevention will also highlight how Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is intimately and intricately connected to colonial violence against Indigenous Peoples. Charlie Amáyá Scott will also share their understanding of Indigenous feminism and how we, as Indigenous relatives, can be allies in preventing IPV against our LGBTQ2S+ relatives.
Prevention Peer Network Webinar: Developing Trans Inclusive Prevention Curricula
What does a non-cisnormative curriculum look like? How do we reimagine our prevention workshops to center transgender, nonbinary, and agender folks while adapting them to be relevant to cisgender straight people? In this webinar, Liat Wexler showcased what an LGBTQIA+ specific curriculum could be and offer strategies for integrating it into all prevention content.
Strategizing LGBTQIA+ Centered Work from the Partnership’s 2021 Shifting the Lens Conference
At the Partnership’s statewide conference last year, Liat Wexler the Prevention Manager, at PATH to Care Center, UC Berkeley held this workshop that went beyond LGBTQIA+ 101. You can watch the recording of this workshop where they covered how organizations can better serve queer and trans communities or how organizations can even start. Also discussed was how to center queer and trans people in your organization and ways to support successful organizational change.
LGBTQI+ Voices Roundtable from the Partnership’s 2020 Shifting the Lens Conference
Three Black, queer experts in DV prevention and intervention—Khirin Carter, Shalisa Gladney, and Kiara Lee—painted a vision of an anti-violence movement that fundamentally centers Black LGBTQIA+ people and discuss what’s needed to achieve it. This roundtable models what it means to “center the margins”. Liat Wexler joined us as the Moderator.
Resources for Community
resources that LGBTQ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone. Includes hotlines, online communities, etc.
Advocacy organization for children born with intersex traits
Local resources by county
Reconnecting with Native Teachings and Creating Healing Spaces with and for 2S+/LGBTQ+ Victim-Survivors of Domestic Violence – Summary of Conversations with the Field
A summary of responses from listening sessions to improve the capacity of safety nets to support Native 2S+/LGBTQ+ survivors: family and friends. This a project between the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and the Avellaka Program’s Rainbow of Truth Circle of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians to examine the unique needs of Native 2-Spirit+ and LGBTQ survivors (2S+/LGBTQ+) of gender-based violence.
Ongoing Learning Opportunities
Join the Peer Learning Circle: Prevention with LGBTQ+ Communities – Open to all advocates and preventionists from DV & SA organizations!
- Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month from 9am to 10:30am
- Facilitated by Miranda Stiers, from the Partnership, and Sarah Orton, from VALOR.US
- Register here. Once you’ve registered, you can attend any session!
Free learning community with toolkits, research, resources, videos and more from the True Colors Foundation
National technical assistance provider for serving trans and non-binary individuals, family and friends
A guide dedicated to enhancing inclusivity for non-binary, and gender non-conforming students
youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students. Includes infographics, resources and more.
Looking for diverse and inclusive stock photographs?
Stock photos featuring trans and non-binary folks
This site contains a compilation of free sites with photos including LGBTQIA+, queer, trans, non-binary, non-white, disabled, elder, and larger-sized people.
101s and Toolkits
A glossary of terms related to the trans experience
The power and control wheel adapted for LGBTQIA+ relationships and facts about partner abuse and sexual assault
Creating Inclusive Nonviolence Programs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-Binary, and Queer Community Members
Quick list of practices to help program facilitators create a more inclusive and responsive space for LGBTQ+ participants