People in the LGBTQIA+ community often face many inequities including discrimination, misconceptions, and abuse by their peers, family members, and others. Traffickers target these vulnerabilities. Many cases of human trafficking in the LGBTQIA+ community are unreported or under-investigated. We want to draw attention to experiences that are specific to this community and highlight ways we can come together to face these challenges.
These resources are aimed at helping LGBTQ+ trafficking victims and survivors. These include resources for LGBTQ+ youth who may be experiencing trafficking or know someone who is, for service providers and criminal justice professionals so they can learn more about how to promote healing, and for LGBTQ+ community members and advocates so they can become even stronger allies in the fight against human trafficking.
We encourage you to read these articles and resources and share them with your networks. The more people learn about human trafficking of LGBTQ+ people, the better equipped we’ll all be to fight it.