NCCADV Statement on the Events of January 6, 2021

January 11, 2021

Click here for a printable PDF of this statement.

Our commitment to ending domestic violence calls us to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, including the violence that led to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. We condemn the threats, intimidation, and violence of white supremacy displayed during this attack on the U.S. Capitol. We recognize the trauma inflicted on our nation on this day and the ways that these events re-traumatize all survivors of violence, especially survivors who are Black, Brown, indigenous, immigrants, LGBTQ, Muslim, and Jewish.

We saw evidence of individual political figures and law enforcement officers encouraging and tolerating this attack. This serves as a reminder that white supremacy is present in all of the systems dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence. We call for accountability for those perpetrating all forms of violence and justice for all survivors.

We are as committed as ever to creating and supporting the United States of America that we could be. Come join us. We encourage you to support us and these national organizations working alongside us in this mission:

We join these organizations and many others from across the country in building a less violent, more equitable world.

New LGBTQ Toolkit - Jan 2021

Introducing Queering Safety: A Toolkit for Safer Service Provision to Queer and Trans Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

This toolkit is designed to be a launchpad for domestic violence service providers to consider the ways they can enhance, modify, and re-imagine their services to be culturally relevant for queer and transgender survivors of domestic violence.

Some of these tools are relevant to direct service providers, while others may be more geared toward decision makers. Throughout the kit, look for the pink/purple Delta symbol for decision-maker tools, and the purple/lavender arrow symbol for tools for direct service providers.

This toolkit was designed to echo themes of zines, a common art-based communication/ education tool in queer and trans community. The tools in here are by no means exhaustive. Furthermore; their application is by no means limited to domestic violence service providers. Throughout the kit, look for the white G symbol (left), for tools that could be applicable in general to non-domestic violence agencies.

Consider this toolkit as an inventory of reflection on areas for capacity building within your agencies. As questions and ideas come up, we encourage you to reach out to NCCADV for training and technical assistance. Contact:

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HUD Statement - July 2020

On July 24, 2020, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would remove equal access protections for transgender and gender non-conforming (T/GNC) individuals who are seeking housing in HUD-funded programs. 

We echo Equality NC, the NC Coalition to End Homelessness, and other community partners across the state who advocate for LGBTQ liberation, in vehemently opposing this proposed rule. The impacts of this rule on the transgender community would be numerous and profoundly harmful. 

This proposed HUD rule allows discrimination against trans people, as it would allow single-gender housing facilities to determine a person’s eligibility for housing access to be based solely on their sex assigned at birth, which the proposed rule refers to as ‘biological sex’, instead of that person’s gender identity. This proposed rule would roll back protections from earlier HUD rules in 2016. In practice, this proposed rule means that single-gender facilities could use excess and biased discretion to deny shelter to transgender people based their assumptions of that person’s assigned sex at birth, referred to in the policy as as “actual or perceived gender-related characteristics.” Under this new rule, shelter staff are also permitted to ask invasive questions to “determine” a person’s sex assigned at birth.

Read more: HUD Statement - July 2020