Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals and Intimate Partner Violence Resources in LGBTQ+ Organizations
My name is Claire Herr and I am a master’s student at John Jay College. For my master’s thesis, I am interested in the experiences of individuals working at LGBTQ+ organizations that provide safety and mental health resources to transgender and nonbinary survivors of intimate partner violence. Participation will include one interview. The interview questions include 1) Why did you choose that particular LGBTQ+ facility to work at? 2) What specific services did you provide there? 3) Do you believe individuals generally receive what they are looking for from the LGBTQ+ organization? 4) Did you believe an individual’s gender identity affects their experience at yours or any other LGBTQ+ organization? How so? 5) Do you believe cisgender individuals are treated differently in seeking intimate partner violence services? 6) Do you believe transgender or nonbinary survivors need different services than cisgender individuals? 7) What are the positives of seeking aid from your LGBTQ+ organization? 8) What are the negatives of seeking aid from your LGBTQ+ organization? 9) How can LGBTQ+ organizations better serve transgender and gender nonconforming survivors of intimate partner violence?
The study aims to improve the experiences of transgender, nonbinary, and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner violence who seek safety or mental health resources from LGBTQ+ organizations.
The study will involve a one-on-one interview that will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. The interview will be conducted over Zoom at a time that is convenient for you. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time.
To participate, you must be 18 years or older and currently working or worked within the past 5 years at an LGBTQ+ organization providing safety or mental health resources to transgender, genderqueer, or nonbinary survivors of intimate partner violence.
Please contact me at [email protected]