Beyond the Rainbow: Empowering LGBTQ+ Voices in Domestic Violence Advocacy

Beyond the Rainbow: Empowering LGBTQ+ Voices in Domestic Violence Advocacy

Join Us On 6/24 For Our Next Lunch Connections Session!

The LGBTQ+ community is nearly twice as likely to experience Intimate Partner Violence than their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts (NCAVP). Many of these survivors face barriers preventing them from reaching out for help and accessing support.  

This workshop will give an overview of Intimate Partner Violence and how we can support LGBTQ+ friends, family, and community members experiencing relationship abuse. You’ll gain tools you can use to build trust and help mitigate the increased challenges LGBTQ+ victims/survivors face.¬†We will reflect on cultural humility, the importance of inclusive language, and share information about creating a safe, welcoming environment for all.¬†

Join us for the June Lunch Connections session:Beyond the Rainbow: Empowering LGBTQ+ Voices in Domestic Violence Advocacy Wednesday, June 24, 202012:00pm to 1:00pm ETAttend via Zoom: Register Here


Amy Jo Muscott, M.Ed. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education Coordinator

Pam Smith, M.Ed.Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Milford Program Coordinator

Fahmina Zaman, M.A.Pronouns: She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs

Cultural Outreach Advocate

Please join us in this journey! 


You will learn:

  • The History of PRIDE and the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement
  • The dynamics of Power and Control in Intimate Relationships
  • The challenges that face all survivors in accessing support
  • Many additional barriers faced by LGBTQ+ victims and survivors
  • Ways to support LGBTQ+ individuals

About Bridges and Lunch ConnectionsOur mission at Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, is to cultivate communities free from violence as we support victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
Lunch Connections is an education series brought to you by Bridges advocates.

Upcoming topics

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Survivor Support
  • Tech Safety
  • Being an Active Bystander