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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Shelter Access for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary (TGNCNB) people

Empire Justice Center December 22, 2023

Anyone, regardless of gender, may experience control, threats, abuse, or violence from a current or former intimate partner. Studies indicate that transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary (TGNCNB) people experience this type of abuse at similar or even higher rates, especially TGNC People of Color. However, many people assume falsely intimate partner violence (IPV) only happens to cisgender women. Sadly, the anti-violence movement of the last 50 years has often ignored or erased the experiences of LGBTQ+ victims which has encouraged this flawed narrative to persist. Empire Justice Center released a Know Your Rights Guide entitled Opening Shelter Doors: A Guide to Shelter Access for transgender, gender non conforming, and nonbinary (TGNCNB) people.  This Guide is intended to help TGNCNB New Yorkers better understand what IPV may look like and what program resources are available for help. It also explores what your rights are if you are discriminated against or denied access to these services because of your gender identity or gender expression.

 

Download this guide in English.

Download this guide in Spanish.