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Employment Discrimination in Vermont

During the pandemic, our SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program has seen a rise in the reports of workplace discrimination experienced by LGBTQ+ Vermonters. Among other examples, this 

Changing your Gender Marker and/or Legal Name in Vermont

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably planning on changing your legal name and/or gender marker in Vermont. If so, we want to start by congratulating you on this leg of your gender…

SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program Blog Series: DARVO

Many of us are familiar with the term “gaslighting” and “gaslighter” (thanks to The Chicks!). We have seen this abuse tactic play out in interpersonal relationships, media, and in politics. A related but rarely…

In the News: Vermont Has Endangered Transgender Prisoners. Change Is Coming — but Is It Enough?

For Jasmine Klein, life in Vermont’s prisons has been a punishment beyond her sentence. Last November, Klein, a transgender woman…

Queer Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2021

April is Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (SVAPM). While our SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program works to raise awareness around the specific needs of LGBTQ+ survivors every month, this April…

Return to Normal ≠ Violence

This is my fifth week at Pride Center of Vermont as the new Director of the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program and so far it has been a joyful whirlwind of learning the job, connecting with our brilliant staff…

Rep. Taylor Small Aims to Eliminate Panic Defense in Vermont

A Winooski representative has only been in office a few months but is already taking a big stand with a bill to add protections to members of the LGBTQ community…

No Pride in Police Brutality

June is Pride Month. It is a month of celebration, connection, community, resiliency, and care. It’s the month that our community takes to the streets in all things rainbow to celebrate our pride for the achievements…

Help Break the Silence: Relationship Violence During Quarantine

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking…

Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

April is Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (SVAPM), also commonly referred to as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM). We use the language…