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Survivors who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) experience severe forms of discrimination when seeking help for domestic violence and sexual assault. Court systems often fail to take into account the unique vulnerabilities presented by LGBTQ cases, leaving room for batterers to continue methods of control and coercion even during criminal prosecution or with civil protection orders in place. In this area of the website, judges can find resources and information on how to address LGBTQ domestic violence and sexual assault in individual cases and at the system level.