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AVP, Trawick Family and coalition outraged at decision to not fire officers who killed Kawaski Trawick

April 13, 2024

On Friday, NYPD Commissioner Edward Cabán issued a late day press release announcing the two officers who killed Kawaski Trawick in his home nearly five years ago will not be […]

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Announcing NCAVP expansion and invitation to 2024 Initiative Information Sessions!

February 23, 2024

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs invites organizations, agencies, and programs that support LGBTQ+ survivors of any violence to attend information sessions on NCAVP 2024 focus initiatives, with opportunities for […]

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A special announcement from AVP’s Executive Director and Board

February 20, 2024

Dear Members of the AVP and LGBTQ+ Communities, Today, we share with you the news that AVP’s Executive Director, Beverly Tillery will be stepping down after eight years of dedication […]

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AVP & Partners Celebrate NYC City Council Overriding How Many Stops Act Veto

January 31, 2024

The New York City Anti-Violence Project joins Communities United for Police Reform and all of the New Yorkers who have advocated to pass the How Many Stops Act and the […]

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Learn more about the harm LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces faced in 2022.


LGBTQ Safe Spaces Protection Project

Celebrate 40 change 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.


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