In their efforts to increase LGBTQ competence and accessibility, general and regional DV programs may turn to LGBTQ programs for formal and informal training and consultation. While advocates know co-advocacy and resource sharing are critical to supporting diverse survivors, the lack of compensation for this work  puts culturally specific organizations in a difficult position: either continue to provide on-demand training and technical assistance to non-LGBTQ programs, stretching staff thin and neglecting urgent needs within LGBTQ communities, or cut back that uncompensated support and leave LGBTQ survivors who seek services in mainstream settings even less likely to receive competent help.

Key words: domestic violence, intimate partner violence, LGBTQ survivors, compensation