Gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community.

New Policy Brief Argues That Gun Violence Is an LGBT Public Health Issue, Urges LGBT Organizations To Embrace a Reasonable Gun Control Agenda

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Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief showing that gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community, and urging the LGBT community to join the movement to enact a reasonable gun control agenda in the United States. “Much of the public’s focus on gun control is to prevent massacres like the one that took place in June at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando when 49 people, most of them Latino gay men, were murdered,” said Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP, President and CEO of Fenway Health. “But of the 33,000 people 
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Fenway's Violence Recovery Program works with the survivors of partner abuse, sexual violence, and police violence.

Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program Fully Staffed, Available For New Clients

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We’re happy to announce that Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) is now fully staffed and ready to receive new clients. Our VRP team is available to provide counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT-identified victims of bias crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct. A grant-funded program, the VRP began in 1986 as the Victim Recovery Program, created in response to the rising numbers of gay men who reported being assaulted due to their sexual orientation. Since then, the VRP has expanded its work to include the survivors of partner abuse, sexual violence, and police violence. 
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Domestic violence programs, including Fenway's VRP, speak out on the murder of Lisa Trubnikova.

Local Domestic Violence Programs Speak Out On The Stalking-Related Homicide Of Lisa Trubnikova On Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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As reported in the The Boston Globe, a former coworker of Lisa Trubnikova, Adrian Loya, shot and killed Trubnikova and shot and injured her wife, Anna Trubnikova, as well as an officer responding to the incident. Loya was reportedly obsessed with Lisa Trubnikova. His alleged years of stalking behavior culminated in a seemingly highly premeditated attack, which involved traveling from Alaska to the Cape Cod town of Bourne, Massachusetts, where the couple lived. “Our community mourns the death of Lisa Trubnikova and our hearts go out to Anna Trubnikova and their families and friends,” said Lysetta Purge-Putnam Executive Director of 
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Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program responds to recent anti-LGBT hate crimes in New York

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There has been a spike in anti-LGBT hate crimes in New York City in recent weeks. You can read more about those attacks here and here (second link contains images of a survivor of anti-gay violence). In the wake of those incidents, Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program has issued the following statement: “On behalf of Fenway Health and the Violence Recovery Program I want to reach out to our counterparts at the New York City Anti-Violence Project and to the New York City LGBT community and allies to offer our support in the aftermath of the recent anti-LGBT hate crimes 
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Violence affects us all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2013 is April 21–27. Each April since 1981, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has observed NCVRW as a way of promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year, with funding from a Victims of Crime Act grant from the OVC, Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program is drawing attention to the issue of crimes committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, who often experience heightened levels of violence. 4 in 10 lesbian women and 6 in 10 bisexual women have experienced rape, 
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