Pushed (back) in the Closet: Research Findings on the Safety Needs of LGBTTIQQ2S Women and Trans Communities of Toronto
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This is a report written to assess the safety needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited (LGBTTIQQ2S) women and trans communities, in relation to their experiences of violence and the fear of violence in public spaces, within the City of Toronto.
This project was a partnership between METRAC’s Community Safety Program and the 519 Church Street Community Centre Anti-Violence Program with funding received from the Community One Foundation.
The report summarizes findings of an online survey conducted in 2008, with the purpose of:
Â· Gaining a general understanding of women’s and trans communities’ experience with and fear of violence in public spaces within the City of Toronto
Â· Using the information to develop and enhance safety resources for these communities