24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


Prevention Perspective: June 2021

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

Violence prevention is based in the belief that violence against all people can be prevented by understanding and taking action to challenge the belief that the use of violence is acceptable. Social norms and societal beliefs about sexuality and gender have created a system of bias against LGBTQIA+ communities. Biases and discrimination often lead to violence being committed against these communities, and that violent behavior is generally tolerated and even deemed as acceptable.

NO ONE, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, should experience abuse. Supporting LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals is violence prevention. 

Here are some ways you can support LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals:

  • Support youth when they choose to come out as LGBTQIA+
  • Interrupt homophobic, transphobic, and heterosexist comments
  • Create or support LGBTQIA+ spaces, like GSA clubs or workplace affinity groups
  • Encourage organizations and governmental agencies to gather population-specific data on LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Support policies that protect LGBTQIA+ individuals from harassment, discrimination and violence

Preventing domestic, dating and sexual violence is ultimately about creating safe, affirming and respectful environments for all people. For more information about transformative prevention practices, visit here.

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