Harassment and Safety Advice for LGBTQ Individuals
Harassment and Safety
Harassment can take the form of bullying, violence by friends, family or strangers, or hate crimes.
Resources like the ones listed below can help you know how to protect yourself legally and hysically if you encounter violence and/or harassment.
GLAD Web Resources on Violence and Harassment - a listing covering issues across some states in the US
Clearinghouse - a fairly in-depth resource list of information, articles, evidence-based research, and community-generated information
Identifying Tactics of Power & Control - some tips on ways another may display abusive tendencies
Hate Crime Issues and Laws
The below map is a project that provides details about laws covering hate crimes.
Below are links that can be used to report violence against yourself or someone you know.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - A first resource, regardless of your location
Anti-Violence Project - Report violence in or around NYC
AVP National Members - Find contact information nationally
MKE LGBT Reporting - Reporting site for individuals in Wisoconsin
Southern Equality - Information on how to report in states across the South