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Building Community Safety During Rise of Hate Violence

December 9, 2021

This week, a Long Island man accused of sending dozens of violent threats to New York metro area LGBTQ organizations and the NYC Pride March over several years was arrested […]

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September 15, 2021

Contact: Audacia Ray, New York City Anti-Violence Project, aray@avp.org Esais Johnson, a young gay Black man with autism, died at Rikers Island last week after he languished a month in […]

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AVP Calls for Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

August 5, 2021

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) stands shoulder to shoulder with the survivors who have bravely come forward to report their experiences of sexual harassment and violence at the […]

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AVP’s Cops Out of Pride + Pride Safety FAQs

June 17, 2021

Click each question below to learn more about AVP’s vision for community safety at Pride.

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Communities Against Hate

Celebrate 40 changer makers who have played an important part in AVP’s forty-year history!

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AVP’s 40 Change Makers

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Your legal counsel was exactly what I needed to stop shaking in the middle of the storm. Your care and compassion is communicated to people immediately, and I’m so glad I waited the extra day in order to meet with a LGBT-friendly counselor. My sincerest thanks for everything you have done for me and continue to do for our community.




An amazing organization that does great work, and their staff is amazing and professional. Truly a safe space for all the community.


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AVP counseled me and empowered me. What was done to me – what is done to any survivor – it takes power away from them. What AVP does is give you that power back. AVP is my family. They made a change in me and in countless others. Client, volunteer, staff

Victoria Cruz

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