Modernizing AVP’s Hotline

These are tumultuous times.

In the past few years, we have mourned the loss of the highest number of anti-LGBTQ homicide victims in our entire history of tracking this information. Homicides of transgender women of color, particularly Black trans women, continue to be almost a weekly occurrence.

In 2018 we saw a significant increase in the severity of hate violence incidents, and reports of intimate partner violence in our community are on the rise. Every day, AVP hears from more community members who are impacted by this violence and hate. AVP must be stronger than ever to respond.

AVP’s 40 Change Makers

40 Change Makers: Cecilia Gentili

Community Partner

For a decade, Cecilia Gentili has been an ongoing collaborator and community partner with AVP. Working at the intersections of sex work, transgender women’s rights, and incarceration issues, Cecilia Gentili has helped shape critical forums with AVP.

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40 Change Makers: Thomas von Foerster

AVP Founder

In 1978, Thomas Von Foerster moved to New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood as a 37-year-old gay man in search of others like him. He soon found community in the Chelsea Gay Assocation (CGA), a social group for gay men. His involvement in the association quickly grew, and he became treasurer as well as the editor of the monthly newsletter with over 1000 members.

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Meet the Committee

Andrew Austin & Michael Sonberg

Tom Duane

Matt Foreman

Arthur Goodman

Todd Grasinger

Bea Hanson

Mike Hofman

Bruce Pachter

Rich Palermo

Clarence Patton

Thomas Salatte

Sharon Stapel

Matthew Sturiale

Farra Trompeter

Chris Tuttle

Doug Wingo

Thomas Zuzelo