Population Policy Brief Series: LGBTQ Survivors & Economic Security

Wider Opportunities for Women

June 1, 2013
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This Population Policy Series Brief focuses on survivors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). While an incredibly diverse group, LGBTQ survivors experience similar sources of economic insecurity and responses to intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault and stalking. Past and present discrimination, legal barriers, gender- and sex-based phobias, isolation and myths about violence in these communities have contributed to the shared barriers facing LGBTQ survivors seeking safety. As a result, service providers, advocates, the justice system and policy makers must employ unique strategies to support these vulnerable survivors.