What is the Rainbow Response Coalition?
Rainbow Response is a grassroots coalition based in Washington, DC that brings together organizations and leaders from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities, along with traditional domestic violence service providers and government agencies, to increase the awareness about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) amid the relationships of LGBTQ individuals. The Coalition works to promote education within the LGBTQ communities and beyond and identifies existing services that are provided in a manner respectful of the unique identities of LGBTQ survivors of IPV, as well as batterers.
The Rainbow Response Coalition Vision
The Rainbow Response Coalition envisions a collective response to intimate partner violence within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning communities where resources, support and education are accessible to all within the D.C. Metropolitan community.
Break the Cycle
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
DC Rape Crisis Center
DC Mayor’s Office on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Affairs
Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department (GLLU)
DC Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE)
Rainbow Response also includes individuals offering their time and skills without affiliation with any of our partner organizations.