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AVP Launches All Places Safe Spaces Pride 2023 Campaign to Build Community-Led Safety in NYC and Nationwide

June 1, 2023

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is proud to launch its Pride 2023 campaign, “All Places Safe Spaces,” a nationwide initiative to engage LGBTQ+ communities to help them make their […]

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AVP icon Victoria “Miss Vickie” Cruz reflects on the work healing from violence in “Pieces of Us” documentary.

May 31, 2023

Victoria “Miss Vickie” Cruz is a living legend and a well-known part of AVP history. Miss Vickie, a self-identified Stonewall veteran, broke a lot of barriers, including being the first […]

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AVP Condemns NYPD Violence Targeting Safety Marshals at “Care, Not Criminalization” March 

May 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 25, 2023 AVP strongly condemns the violence the New York City Police Department inflicted upon community safety marshals on May 24 at the “Care, Not Criminalization” […]

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Q & A with AVP Hotline Volunteers

May 15, 2023

New York City Anti-Violence Project’s (AVP’s) Hotline helps survivors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as they look to find resources and support before, during and after experiencing […]

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Join AVP in our movement to connect with LGBTQ organizations, businesses and groups nationwide to protect our spaces from harm.


LGBTQ Safe Spaces Protection Project

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

Become a part of the movement to eliminate LGBTQ violence in all its forms. Volunteer with us today.

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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.


Board Member


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.

Victoria Cruz

Client, volunteer, staff

Fusion 2023