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A Special NCAVP Report on Anti-LGBTQ Violence During Pride

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. 

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Letter to New York City and State: #Justice4Layleen Demands

AVP Contact: Audacia Ray, Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy aray@avp.org, 212-714-1184 x 18 Media Contact: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications ecruz@avp.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

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Diverse Group of NYC Community Organizations Rally For Hate Violence Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications, NYC Anti-Violence Project ecruz@avp.org  212-714-1184 FOLLOWING RISE IN HATE VIOLENCE, DIVERSE GROUP OF NYC COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, ELECTED LEADERS DEMAND A NEW STRATEGY Jewish, Arab-American, LGBTQ, immigrant, Black and Brown communities held a press conference today to announce new initiative that

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TGNC Civil Rights Protections Passed in New York State

New York, NY, January 16, 2019 — Today at AVP we are celebrating the historic passage of GENDA – the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act in New York, which adds protections based on gender identity and expression to the state’s human rights laws and the state ban of abusive conversion therapy.

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New Report Outlines Widespread Employment Discrimination Against TGNC New Yorkers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2018 Media Contacts: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications: ecruz@avp.org Ciarra Ross, Communications Coordinator: cross@avp.org New Report Outlines Widespread Employment Discrimination Against TGNC New Yorkers New York, NY –  A new report from The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) captures the systemic employment discrimination against

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