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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 survey so far. The online survey, conducted by the New York City Anti-Violence Project and Strength in Numbers Consulting Group, measured anti-LGBTQ hate incidents against LGBTQ spaces, businesses and organizations across the U[...]
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 the preliminary results of the LGBTQ National Needs Assessment survey, along with strategic workshops to equip LGBTQ organizations with the tools to protect their spaces and community members. The troubling rise in anti-LGBTQ harassment and hate violenc[...]
December 13, 2022
Hate-based violence is not new, nor are threats to our community. But data shows that a specific type of threat towards LGBTQ people is growing and requires a community-led strategy to solve. In the wake of the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and countless threats against LGBTQ people and places now is the time to take action to protect our safe spaces. “The organizations and groups we have connected with are beco[...]
November 20, 2022
(New York) The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, issues the following statement in response to the anti-LGBTQ hate violence in Colorado Springs, Colo. Our community is mourning twice over as we process the tragic news of a shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., on this sacred day in our community, Trans Day of Remembrance and Resilience. We are saddened and angered that five people lost their lives in such a senseless act o[...]
March 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications (646) 279-4559, firstname.lastname@example.org New York, NY - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) celebrates the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022. VAWA creates and supports responses to intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual assault dating assault, and stalking. The legislation, signed i[...]
June 28, 2020
Safety for LGBTQ Survivors of Violence During COVID-19 Requires Shrinking the NYPD What Budget Justice for LGBTQ Survivors Looks Like and How to Get There The combination of the COVID-19 health crisis and police violence against Black people has put many LGBTQ and HIV-affected people, especially Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, at greater risk for infection than the general population, and in even greater financial precarity th[...]
June 11, 2020
One year ago our community lost Layleen Polanco, a 27-year-old Afro-Latinx trans woman, who was pronounced dead in a solitary confinement cell at Rikers. We mourn the loss of Layleen, a sister, daughter, mother, friend, and community advocate. We are angry and stand with her family as they seek justice for her death. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpuO84pnODc AVP demands #JusticeForLayleen. We demand that: The State Legislature pass[...]
June 4, 2020
Contact: Ericka Dixon, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs email@example.com Audacia Ray, New York City Anti-Violence Project firstname.lastname@example.org As anti-violence organizations that provide direct services for and advocacy with LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of hate, intimate partner, and sexual violence, we affirm that #BlackLivesMatter and demand that city, county, and state governments commit to reallocating funding from police depar[...]
March 27, 2020
Dear Governor Cuomo and New York State Legislature, As organizations that serve hundreds of thousands of survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV) in New York State, through counseling, support and legal services, and advocacy, we join the growing call of voices opposing rollbacks on bail reform. Contrary to the arguments of those who invoke intimate partner violence to push back against bail reform, rollbacks will not make sur[...]
August 14, 2019
This year, Pride celebrations around the country marked June as the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and New York City hosted the international community for a World Pride celebration. While our communities experienced an increase in visibility, Pride season was also marked by repeated reports of violence in the LGBTQ community. Today, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is releasing a special report, Pride and Pain: A [...]
June 26, 2019
AVP Contact: Audacia Ray, Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy email@example.com, 212-714-1184 x 18 Media Contact: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-714-1184 x 26 Dear Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, We, the undersigned organizations have come together in response to the tragic death of Layleen Xtravanganza Cubilette-Polanco who died while being held on $500 bail in the Rose M. Singer Center at [...]
April 5, 2019
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a coalition of 50 LGBTQ anti-violence organizations across the country, supports the Equality Act and urges Congress to pass H.R. 5. The Equality Act is a crucial step toward LGBTQ liberation, introduced by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). The Equality Act of 20[...]