Out on the Shelves: research and resources on addressing violence in Rainbow communities

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Out on the Shelves is a campaign that provides an opportunity to create more Rainbow visibility in libraries.

It is a chance for libraries to promote and build our Rainbow collections.

Out on the Shelves has run its campaign week for the second time in 2019. Out on the Shelves is run by InsideOUT, a national charity supporting young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics in Aotearoa New Zealand.

As the Clearinghouse is a library, we have taken the opportunity to highlight some research and resources on addressing violence against Takatāpui/Rainbow/LGBTTIQA+ communities. We hope you will find these useful in your work.


Queering sexual violence: Radical voices from within the anti-violence movement
by Patterson, Jennifer | Gossett, Reina.
Riverdale, NY: Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016
Available for loan from the Clearinghouse library


Aotearoa New Zealand

Power and control wheel for rainbow relationships
by Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence.
Wellington, New Zealand: Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence, 2017

Growing up takatāpui: Whānau journeys
by Kerekere, Elizabeth | Rainbow Youth | Tīwhanawhana Trust.
Auckland, New Zealand: Tīwhanawhana Trust; Rainbow Youth, 2017

Takatāpui: Part of the whānau
by Kerekere, Elizabeth.
Wellington, New Zealand: Auckland, New Zealand: Tīwhanawhana Trust Mental Health Foundation, 2015

You, me / us
by Rainbow Youth | It's Not OK Campaign.
Auckland, New Zealand: Rainbow Youth, It's not OK Campaign, 2015


Another Closet (Australia)

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse (USA)

Family violence & LGBTIQ
Web resource
w|respect 1800 LGBTIQ (Australia)

Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals  who are experiencing intimate partner violence
Milwaukee, WI: Forge, 2013

First do no harm: 8 Tips for addressing violence against transgender and gender non-binary people
Cooke-Daniels, L. & Munson, M.
Milwaukee, WI: Forge, 2016

LGBTQ intimate partner violence
Web resource
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (api-gbv) (USA)

Identifying and assisting LGBT elder abuse clients: A guide for abuse professionals
National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging & Forge Transgender Aging Network, 2013

Research and reports

Aotearoa New Zealand

Building Rainbow communities free of partner and sexual violence
by Dickson, Sandra.
Wellington, New Zealand: Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence, 2016

Doing our best for LGBTIQ survivors
Dickson, Sandra | Te Ohaakii a Hine-National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together.
Wellington, New Zealand: Te Ohaaki a Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST), 2016
Good Practice Responding to Sexual Violence - Guidelines for mainstream crisis support services for survivors. Round Two.

Young people attracted to the same sex or both sexes: Findings from the Youth '12 national youth health and wellbeing survey
by Lucassen, M | Moselen, Emma | Robinson, E | University of Auckland. Adolescent Health Research Group | Clark. Terryann C.
Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland. Adolescent Health Research Group, 2014

Inside Out: Evaluation findings
by Fenaughty, John.
Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Curative, 2016


Brief on violence against sexual and gender minority women: Violence Against Women and Girls resource guide
by Crehan, Phil | McCleary-Sills, Jennifer.
VG resource guide, September 2015

Intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities: Key issues
by Campo, Monica | Tayton, Sarah.
CFCA Practitioner Resource, December 2015
Melbourne, Vic: Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2015

Same-sex intimate partner homicide in Australia
by Gannoni, Alexandra | Cussen, Tracy.
Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, March 2014, no. 469
Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2014

Sexual violence and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities
by Fileborn, Bianca.
ACSSA resource sheet, March 2012
Sydney, NSW: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 findings on victimization by sexual orientation
by Walters, Mikel L | Chen, Jieru | Breiding, Matthew J | Chen, Jieru | Stevens, Mark R.
Atlanta, Ga.: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

Intimate partner violence and sexual abuse among LGBT people: A review of existing research
Brown, T.N.T. & Herman, J.L.
Los Angeles, CA: Williams Institute, 2015

Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities
VAWnet Special Collection, 2013

Sexual Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer (LGBTIQ) Communities
VAWnet Special Collection, 2011

Exploring the service and support needs of male, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered and black and other minority ethnic victims of domestic and sexual violence: Report prepared for the Home Office
by Hester, Marianne | Williamson, Emma | Regan, Linda | Coulter, Mark | Chantler, Khatidja | Gangoli, Geetanjali | Davenport, Rebecca | Green, Lorraine.
Bristol, England: University of Bristol, 2012

Primary prevention of family violence against people from LGBTI communities: An analysis of existing research
by Lay, Yvonne | Horsley, Philomena | Our Watch | GLHV@ARCSHS, La Trobe University.
Melbourne, Vic: Our Watch, 2017


Out on the Shelves is also an online resource that lists books with rainbow themes and characters, with the aim of supporting rainbow young people to find stories that represent their identities in positive and affirming ways. For more information see Out on the Shelves.

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