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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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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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