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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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We Are Committed. We Will Not Step Back.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is considering redefining sex to be only “either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.” If carried out, the proposal in the leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services

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Anti-Violence Project Condemns Travel Ban

MEDIA CONTACT: Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications ecruz@avp.org, 212-714-1184 The New York City Anti-Violence Project unequivocally condemns The United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the unjust, overtly racist travel ban from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea. This policy, enacted by Trump’s Administration through presidential proclamation,

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NCAVP condemns the violence of white supremacist groups and mourns the loss of Heather Heyer; calls white LGBTQ people to action

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs condemns the violence of white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia and mourns the loss of Heather Heyer, who was killed while taking a stand against vitriolic hate. In this moment, our nation is witnessing the emboldening of white supremacist movements, which have always existed,

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NCAVP mourns the homicide of Ebony Morgan, a Black transgender woman killed in Lynchburg, VA; the 15th reported killing of a transgender person of color NCAVP has responded to in 2017

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the homicide of Ebony Morgan, a black transgender woman, killed in Lynchburg, Virginia on July 2nd, 2017. According to the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP), she was shot and died early Sunday morning at Lynchburg General Hospital. Local media originally misnamed and misgendered

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