lotus. is a sexual violence educational program developed in collaboration with WOAR, and lotus. trainings are offered free of charge. The program is designed to create a broad, LGBTQ-competent resource network to ensure that LGBTQ victims and survivors feel safe, supported, and liberated in accessing related services.  

lotus. cultivates the safety and liberation of LGBTQ victims and survivors of sexual violence by inspiring action, centering nonlinear healing, and promoting radical vulnerability through narrative-based educational opportunities for service providers as well as community members. 

Funded by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, lotus. provides narrative-based best practices training for individuals supporting, treating, and advocating for LGBTQ victims and survivors. lotus. provides a comprehensive overview of LGBTQ-specific trauma, particularly in relationship to those who are multiply marginalized. With an explicitly intersectional and anti-racist approach, our trainings encourage deeper understandings of the experiences of LGBTQ victims and survivors of sexual violence and promotes action in advocating for change at multiple levels. In addition, we also facilitate trainings within LGBTQ communities to educate members about safe, supportive, and liberating resources available for victims and survivors of sexual assault.

lotus. provides free training to the following: 

  • sexual violence advocacy organizations
  • LGBTQ-specific organizations
  • law enforcement
  • medical professionals
  • district attorneys
  • court systems

Request a workshop

Once you have successfully submitted the form above, you’ll hear back from a specialist on our team within 2 business days via email. In this email, we will suggest several dates/times to have a phone or virtual meeting to discuss the submitted request form in more detail.