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By on June 13, 2023

LGBTQIA+ inclusion resources for prevention practitioners: Guides and Toolkits

This blog is the second in a three-part series in honor of PRIDE, to build capacity toward drawing connections between Health Equity, LGBTQIA+ Justice and gender-based violence program development and implementation.

For a downloadable version of this blog, click here.

To read part 1 of this series, which focuses on data and storytelling, click here.

PART 2: Guides and Toolkits

Use the following collection of toolkits and publications to inform your internal organizational framework, program development and policies and practices.


Toolkits about direct service and advocacy 

LGBTQ2S+ Glossary of Terms for Service Providers | Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

  • Provides comprehensive definitions of LGBTQIA+ terms, including two-spirit, an LGBTQIA+ power and control wheel and general terms about violence and the LGBTQ2S+ community.


Best Practices for Serving LGBTQIA+ Survivors | National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

  • Provides best practice recommendations for organizations working to center LGBTQIA+ justice within their organizations and improve services to LGBTQIA+ clients.

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault | FORGE

  • Offers data and practical tools for victim service providers, with specific sections for victim advocates, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, health care providers, therapists, and social support facilitators.

Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ Information Packet | National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)


Toolkits about Prevention

Guide for Transformative Prevention Programming: Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ | National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

Gay Straight Alliances as a Component of a Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy | North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA)


Toolkits about Culturally Specific LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Youth | Advocates for Youth

Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Rights! Guidebook for LGBTQ+ and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Rainbow Support Group



    • Written by LGBTQ+ self advocates with IDD. Geared toward helping service providers, family members and supportive people in understanding the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.