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HB2: The impact of anti-LGBT legislation on intimate partner violence

May 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A keynote address at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions.  Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/


Federal legislation can have a profound effect on reducing victimization and increasing access to services for more survivors.  The Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, PREA, HUD, Veterans Administration, Matthew Shepard / James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Affordable Care Act, Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act have all added or enhanced non-discrimination provisions for LGBTQ individuals. Unfortunately, even with increased federal protections, trans and LGBQ individuals are still experiencing high rates of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and hate-motivated crimes.  Rates of violence, minority stress, and fears often skyrocket for trans and LGBQ people when legislation like HB2 are signed into law.  Munson’s keynote will address the impact of anti-LGBT legislation on intimate partner violence rates and tactics, mental health and substance use, and access to services.  Focusing on the intersections of complex identities and social dynamics, he will emphasize specific actions that every victim service provider can take to make a positive difference in the lives of trans and LGBQ survivors.


michael munson


May 18, 2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Winston-Salem, NC United States