Violence against the LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities is often thought of in terms of attacks from the outside in the forms of hate-motivated crimes, police misconduct, and mass incarceration. However, violence that comes from within the community – specifically, Intimate Partner Violence (IVP) – often goes woefully underreported and ignored. To address this critical issue, The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released a comprehensive report titled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2014. The report is the result of data collection from 16 anti-violence programs from 13 different states, including Fenway Health’s ownRead More
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