Press Releases

Rainbow Response Awarded D.C. Office of Victims Services Planning Grant (April 2014)

Funds will be used to address Washington, DC domestic violence in the LGBTQ community by developing a healthy relationships campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Rainbow Response Coalition has been awarded $50,000 by the District to help address domestic violence in the LGBTQ community. The Mayor’s Office of Victim Services FY 2014 Cultural Capacity and Language Access grant is a six-month planning award; all funds from the award will be used to design a holistic district-wide healthy relationships education and outreach campaign for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities – a growing population in the District.

Read the full press release here: Rainbow Response - CCLA Press Release .

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February 2014)

In November, a report released by the National Institute of Justice found that LGBT teens are at higher risk for dating violence than their heterosexual peers. Read Rainbow Response's Press Release.

Take some time to learn more about how dating violence impacts LGBTQ youth and take a minute to talk to a teen about healthy relationships.