Safety/Help Resources

Gothic Pride Seattle cares about your safety and well being.

Here is a list of contacts in case that you ever find yourself in a difficult situation. We have included contacts for our nearby cities as well, just in case you need them.

GPS is not directly affiliated yet with any of these organizations, but we believe that they are trustworthy lines of support.


The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Resource Directory

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. WCSAP is committed to providing equal access to services to all program participants and to treat individuals with fairness, dignity, and respect. WCSAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, and the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability in the delivery of services.

www.wcsap.org


Communities Against Rape and Abuse

We are Committed to Providing Support, Through Advocacy and Innovative Programs in Partnership with the Community and other Service Providers.

CARA is here to Counsel, Support and Advocate for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

cara-seattle.blogspot.com


Hopeline from Verizon

HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.

www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/domestic-violence-prevention


Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

We are proud that our diverse members and allies are doing such tremendous work to end gender-based violence and serve survivors. We’re here to support their efforts so that they have tools and resources to work more effectively. We fight for protective legislation, policies, and funding at the state and local levels to improve how our communities handle domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. We connect professionals across disciplines to share ideas, and we offer trainings about current challenges and best practices.

www.kccadv.org


Seattle Human Services: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Office

The City of Seattle believes that residents deserve the right enjoy the peace of mind that is only available when our homes are free from the threat of violence. The City is also working to ensure victims of sexual assault and commercial sexual exploitation are provided the relevant information and resources they need to escape and recover from abuse.  We invest in programs that help victims and survivors create safe and violence-free lives, and heal from the trauma of abuse or sexual assault.

 www.seattle.gov/humanservices/about-us/initiatives/addressing-domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault


Sexual Assault Crisis Center

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s (KCSARC’s) purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. Our mission is to give voice to victims, their families, and the community; create change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about violence; and instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault.
www.kcsarc.org


WA State Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours)

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages.  Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

www.thehotline.org


RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest, National Network Hotline:

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

https://www.rainn.org/


Glossaries, terminology, and frequently asked questions related to transgender and gender non-conforming identity.

o The Anti-Defamation League’s resource for terminology related to transgender and gender non-conforming identity.
https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/education-outreach/terminology-related-to-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-identity.pdf


o Genderbread Person v3.3 is an infographic explanation of gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and attraction.
Genderbread-Person-3.3-HI-RES.pdf


o Understanding Transgender People: The basics. A resource from the National Center for Transgender Equality.
https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/Understanding-Trans-Short-July-2016_0.pdf


· Is Anatomy destiny? A TED Talk by Alice Dreger. Alice Dreger is an American bioethicist, author, and former professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
https://www.ted.com/talks/alice_dreger_is_anatomy_destiny


· How to Talk to Kids About What it Means to be Transgender. Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D., is a professor of developmental psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studies the effects of gender stereotypes among children and adolescents.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/beyond-pink-and-blue/201605/how-talk-kids-about-what-it-means-be-transgender


· Age-appropriate books addressing topics of transgender and non-conforming identity. TTMS has a few of these books available to borrow.
https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families/childrens-literature?sublgbtq=transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-identity&tid%5B193%5D=193&tid%5B199%5D=199#.vqf26jhrtmw


· Academic paper from Chicago-Kent College of Law. “Transgender Teachers as Role Models for a Tolerant Society: The Impact of Societal Views and Their Influence on Employment Anti-Discrimination Laws”
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/sites/ck/files/public/institutes-centers/ilw/Jackson_Louis_Competition/Ashton-2nd-place-winner-2008-09-LJWC.pdf


· Discussing Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Identity and Issues: The Anti-Defamation League Suggestions and Resources for K-12 Teachers.
https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/discussing-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-identity


· Newspaper article from Tampa Bay Times about supporting a transgender teacher.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/transgender-teachers-transition-announced-by-school-100841145042.html


· Promoting Transgender Equality in Further Education: Learning skills and improvement service (United Kingdom).
https://www.gires.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/LSIS-Transequality-Briefing.pdf