Show Me Love!: A Robust Discussion Promoting Healthy Relationships in the LGBTQ Community

On October 22, 2015, Rainbow Response hosted Show Me Love! a dynamic exploration of healthy relationships through expert panelists, poetry and art. The evening featured remarks from D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine  and inspiring performances, including spoken word from Joy Petway, founder of Achieving Joy and the incredible talents of SongRise, D.C.'s all women social justice acappella group. Attendees also engaged in a rich discussion on healthy relationships, partner violence, and resources available in D.C. lead by Rainbow Response's own Tonya Turner and featuring presenters from NVRDC, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, and Whitman Walker Health. 

Rainbow Response would like to thank all Karl Racine, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, NVRDC, Whitman Walker Health, Joy Petway, SongRise and the Human Rights Campaign for their help in making it such a rich and fruitful event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

RRC Featured in SWERV Magazine!

Rainbow Response was featured in the January/February 2015 edition of SWERV Magazine, a national publication celebrating the culture and community of African American LGBT people.

The article, Love Should Not Hurt, written by RRC board members June Crenshaw and Paul Ashton discusses the importance of recognizing and elevating the dialogue around LGBTQ intimate partner violence. 

Preliminary Survey Results

Preliminary survey results for Rainbow Response's 2012 self report survey on intimate partner violence are available for Washington D.C.

**If you have questions or would like additional information regarding the fact sheet and survey results please contact Research Committee Chairman Paul Ashton: