We honor the trans elders who have fought for the freedom to live their lives authentically and and openly. We honor those who are still here today -fighting for justice, visibility and respect. We honor trans youth, who have always mapped our way forward and continue to light our way. We remember the folks that continue to go unnamed, misgendered and deadnamed. We see who you are and all that you were. In your death, we say your name loudly and with pride.
We celebrate our trans siblings here with us today – the community member, the organizers and staff of trans* experience at AVP and across the world doing the vital work for their community to ensure respect, dignity and safety of all those who hold that shared identity.
AVP is committed to working for, and with, the trans and gender nonconforming community. We continue to provide free services for survivors and create new initiatives to curb violence, and provide access to resources, for trans and gender nonconforming people.
Today and every day, AVP stands in solidarity, and in community, with trans folks.