LGBTQ

LGBTQ Committee

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Coalition co-sponsor a statewide committee whose vision is to give voice to people who are under-represented based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation; to promote the social changes necessary to end sexual and domestic violence in LGBT Communities by changing societal attitudes, practices and policies through education, advocacy and social action.

The LGBTQ Committee meets quarterly in Madison, WI. Members of the committee self-identify as LGBTQ or as allies. If you are interested in attending the LGBTQ Committee meeting please contact Cody Warner.

LGBTQ Training

The LGBTQ Committee provides a FREE one-day training to member programs. Training topics include: basic LGBTQ 101, intersections of oppression, impacts of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and suggestions to improve services to meet the needs of the LGBTQ community.Trainings can be tailored to cover topics that are more relevant to your service area.

Provisions:

  • Training time commitment: 6-8 hours
  • Minimum attendance: 10-12 people
    • Staff, volunteers, community collaborators, and surrounding member programs suggested to attend
  • Hosting program works with Coalition staff to find a space for the training

Contact  Cody Warner for more information or request a training.

LGBTQ Listserv

This active Listserv is for advocates, self-identified & allies, that serve victims and survivors of violence who identify as LGBTQ. The purpose of the listserv is to provide a forum for advocates across Wisconsin to ask questions, network and share information on intervention & prevention strategies to end interpersonal violence with LGBTQ relationships.

For more information or to added to the LGBTQ Listserv contact Cody Warner.

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Selected Resources

Diversity, Multiculturalism & Anti-Oppression - a manual for domestic abuse programs in Wisconsin

Created by the Access Committee of the Governor's Council, this Anti-Oppression Manual was created to help explore ways in which an anti-oppression framework can be applied to our work on a daily basis to end domestic violence.

Coalition Chronicles 34-1: LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Intervention & Prevention WI

In this issue of the Chronicles, we consider intervention and prevention of intimate partner violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Wisconsin: what is working here and elsewhere, what are some of the stumbling blocks with services, and what has changed with regard to law, policy, mass media and social media.

We asked local programs what they have done to be more inclusive of LGBT people, and you'll find their responses in this issue. Inside you will also find a summary of a recent webinar series offered by the WI Department of Children and Families (DCF) about accessible, inclusive domestic abuse services and policies. Attorney Christopher Krimmer brings readers up to date on same-sex marriage equality law. Finally, we have selected resources to share, including a sample of "Acceptance Journeys" produced by Milwaukee's Diverse and Resilient.

LGBTQ Resource Library

Compiled by WCADV and WCASA, this document is an extensive list of organizations and other resources for the LGBTQ community and supporters. Includes resources on advocacy, legal issues, marginalized populations, community education, health care, spirituality, anti-violence, hotline information and more.

Amigas Latinas DV/LGBT Fact Sheet

2007-Fact Sheet regarding Parenting, Citizenship, Discrimination, Violence and Health for LGBTQ Latinos (from Chicago-area).

Grant-making toolkit on LGBTQ communities of color

Funders for LGBTQ Issues launched a historic, online resource to help grantmakers understand the critical issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) communities of color. This toolkit includes a range of original funder tools, perspectives from foundation and nonprofit leaders in the field, related publications and much more. We hope to enhance the philanthropic conversation on opportunity, diversity and equity.
http://www.lgbtracialequity.org/

LGBT Power and Control Wheel

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Power & Control Wheel illustrates the behaviors and tactics an abusive partner will use to gain and maintain power and control over the person they are abusing.

LGBT Publications

A list of publications is provided to assist programs in providing inclusive services to LGBT victims and survivors. For easy access, each resource description includes a direct link to the publication.

LGBTQ People of Color

Gathered are a few additional LGBTQ resources with information on Domestic Violence and People of Color.

LGBTQ Program Providers

Gathered resources of LGBTQ Domestic Violence articles and publications for program providers and services.

LGBTQ Transgender

Gathered resources and publications for LGBTQ Trangenders

LGBTQ Youth

Gathered resources for LGBTQ youth and Domestic Violence.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

Provides national advocacy for local LGBT Programs and a vast amount of useful information, reports and resources.National Coalition: www.avp.org/about-avp/coalitions-a-collaborations/82-national-coalition-of-anti-violence-programs, New York City AVP: www.avp.org

The Northwest Network

Increases the communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. Support and advocacy is provided to LGBT folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. www.nwnetwork.org

Training Brochure: Providing Inclusive Services to LGBT Survivors

This one day training is designed primarily for sexual assault and domestic violence agency staff, coordinated community response teams and others working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. Open the file for details.

LGBTQ 101: Terminology, Concepts & LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence (Recorded 2.17.2015)

THIS RECORDING

This webinar focuses on increasing knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities in an effort to provide inclusive services to these communities and to prevent discrimination, harassment, and bullying.  After completing the recorded webinar, viewers will be able to understand a brief LGBTQ history, describe terms and concepts related to LGBTQ identities, and explain similarities and differences between IPV in LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ relationships.

THE SERIES

It is the first of a three-part series about inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and how to develop non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinars 2 and 3 are: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment and Services for LGBTQ People, and Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement. 

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.  

GO TO RECORDING

To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.

Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People (Recorded 3-10-2015)

THIS RECORDING

This webinar is about policies to promote inclusion of both LGBTQ clients and employees.  After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to list the types of policies that support an environment free of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ people, describe ways to assist staff in understanding and following the policies, and list the elements of a plan to monitor claims, address them seriously, and document their corrective action(s). 

VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

THE SERIES

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.

Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment and Services for LGBTQ People (Recorded 3/3/2015)

THIS RECORDING

This webinar is about creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ clients.  It explores which areas of service provision, physical and otherwise, can communicate inclusion to LGBTQ people.  After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to address beliefs that inhibit inclusion of LGBTQ people, provide solutions to common questions about LGBTQ services, and name concrete steps to improve services. See Details for more information and to register.

THE SERIES

It is the second of a three-part series about inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and how to develop non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded. 

GO TO RECORDING

To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.

The Status of Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin After Obergerfell v. Hodges (webinar recorded 7.15.2015)

This presentation by Attorney Chris Krimmer considered the current (as of July 15, 2015) status of same-sex marriage in Wisconsin including a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergerfell v. Hodges. The Obergerfell decision may be historically the most important civil rights case for gay men and lesbians. In this decision, the Supreme Court determined whether the fundamental right to marriage under the U.S. Constitution included the right of same-sex couples to marry.

The decision was pivotal for Wisconsin's federal case granting the right to marry to same-sex couples, or opening the door for the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be reinstated. In addition to a discussion of the right to marry, Attorney Krimmer addressed the unique aspects of divorce for gay and lesbian couples who married, and how to divide property and address custodial issues impacting children of a gay or lesbian couple who never married but ended their relationship. The webinar aslo discussed how lawyers apply a variety of family law statutes that reference gender such as "husband" and "wife" in the context of same-sex marriage such as the statutes involving step-parent adoptions and the marital presumption of children born during marriage.

Chris Krimmer is a family law attorney and partner at Balisle & Roberson, S.C., in Madison.

To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.