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There are workshops where Deaf Lesbians look at ourselves as lesbians, from all walks of life. There are also workshops that focused on health, aging, spirituality, domestic violence, understanding laws, and financial advice. But, we are not limited to these topics. Hosts are often open to new topics and are open to the needs of this small oppressed group of Deaf people.

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• Luczak, Raymond.  Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life. RID Press.  2009. Print. [link to order book]
• Luczak, Raymond.  Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay & Lesbian Reader.  Alyson Books.  1993. Print. [link to order book]
• Luczak, Raymond.  Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader. Handtype Press.  2007,  Print. [link to order book]

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The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the “Deaf Queer community”). This is “the place” to find the most comprehensive and accurate information about this unique community. DQRC was founded by Deaf Queer / Trans activist Dragonsani (“Drago”) Renteria and launched on the web on September 1, 1995. A multi-award winning website, DQRC averages more than 15,000 visits per month. DQRC is run entirely by volunteers.

Note: The website is “under construction” as of the creation of this resource. You can still find then on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

How to Support Bisexual Youth

Ways to Care for Young People Who Are Attracted to More Than One Gender

The handbook is an educational resource that covers a wide range of topics and best practices for supporting bisexual youth, including: bisexuality, pansexuality, and other multisexual identities; romantic orientations; preventing bisexual erasure and biphobia; navigating gender and bisexuality; exploring different relationship types; and self-care tips.

Last year, nearly 50% of the youth who reached out to Trevor’s crisis services experienced multi-gender attraction. And while bisexual people make up the largest portion of the LGBTQ community, bi youth are often erased and their specific needs overlooked. Our research shows that bi youth are at higher risk than their peers for sexual assault and bullying, and almost half of bi youth seriously considered suicide in the past year.

We hope this resource will help people challenge biphobic assumptions in their everyday lives and foster the creation of safer, more affirming communities for bisexual youth everywhere.

Rory Gory
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Digital Marketing Manager
The Trevor Project

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Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf The Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) is a nonprofit organization established in 1977. The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf Gays and Lesbians to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf Gay and Lesbian citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare. RAD has over twenty chapters in the United States and Canada

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