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LGBT Caucus Call-July
It is our goal to create safe and supportive forums that promote the visibility and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender individuals who work in this movement. Part of creating safe and supportive forums and of empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals who work in the Battered Women's Movement is providing for the confidentiality of its members and of other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals who work in and support the movement. Each individual must determine, based on their own experience, preference and situation, whether it is best for them to be ""out"". Therefore, it is the position of the caucus that confidentiality of membership be maintained and revered. It is also the position of this caucus that no Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender individual will be ""outed"" in any way by the members of the LGBT Caucus.
The Caucus is interested in building strong alliances with others that work to end oppression. We recognize that domestic violence is a form of oppression and we encourage accountability for those who perpetuate all forms of oppression.
The current projects of the LGBT Caucus include:
Membership - To increase the number of active caucus members.
Partnerships - To foster community partnerships with local LGBT agencies.
Training - To take an active role in our communities by offering trainings to agencies on LGBT Domestic Violence.
Membership Development - To hold a statewide institute for members.
Policy - To affect policy in our communities in regards to LGBT Domestic Violence issues.