We’re proud to partner with the TOD@S Collaborative to launch a public awareness campaign about relationships between LGBQ/T people of color. It features advertisements on MBTA buses, subway cars and bus shelters, as well as social media, local print, radio, and digital news outlets throughout Greater Boston during the month of October, which is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The campaign, entitled “Celebrating #QTPOClove,” depicts healthy relationships among queer/trans people of color (QTPOC) with original illustrations. The ads, created in English and Spanish, use the tagline “Love means…” with examples of healthy and supportive relationships within LGBQ/T communities of color. The campaign also introduces the hashtag #QTPOClove on social media platforms to invite members of LGBQ/T communities of color to share their own depictions or definitions of loving relationships.
The campaign also seeks to broaden the public’s understanding of various forms of partner abuse and connect survivors of partner abuse to services. Campaign messaging includes a 24-hour hotline number – 617-742-4911 – operated by The Network/La Red, for individuals to call “when love goes wrong.”
The TOD@S Collaborative works to support LGBQ/T people of color who are survivors of domestic violence and partner abuse. TOD@S is an interagency collaboration among the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, The Network / La Red, Renewal House Shelter (a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry), and The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health. Through the collaborative, the agencies work together to improve and increase access to intervention and prevention services for LGBQ/T people of color affected by partner abuse and domestic violence.
See coverage in the Huffington Post.