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AVP’s ‘Taming Your Taxes’ Gives Income Tax Filing Tips for LGBTQ+ workers

March 17, 2023

Filing taxes can be complex, even more so for us in LGBTQ+ community. Since many of us stand at one or more intersections, often with one or more jobs or […]

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Survey: “We need help!” Three in five LGBTQ+ organizations nationwide experienced anti-LGBTQ hate incidents in 2022.

February 22, 2023

Nearly 300 American businesses, organizations and groups led by or serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people completed the inaugural LGBTQ Safe Spaces Protection Project National Needs Assessment […]

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AVP will be holding a vigil in memory of Deandre Matthews

February 16, 2023

“The way he left this world was personal,” she said. “It was intentional.” – Danielle Matthews, mother of Deandre Matthews said to reporters. AVP will be holding a vigil in […]

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New York City Anti-Violence Project to attend Creating Change

February 14, 2023

This February, the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) will attend Creating Change 2023 in San Francisco, CA with hundreds of LGBTQ organizations from around the country. AVP will release […]

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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

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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.

Victoria Cruz

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