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#QueerSVAM: What is Sexual Violence?

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, a time to honor the experiences of sexual violence survivors, and to find ways that we can all engage in destigmatizing and preventing sexual violence. At AVP, we use the term Sexual Violence Awareness Month, instead of the more traditionally recognized Sexual Assault Awareness

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NCAVP Urges Support for the Equality Act

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

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AVP Honors Trans Day of Remembrance and Resilience

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.

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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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Thank You for Attending Courage 2018! Pictures + more.

October 12, 2018 Thank you to all who attended and supported our 22nd Annual Courage Awards! I also want to take this time to thank our honorees: Minneapolis City Council VP, Andrea Jenkins; singer-songwriter, Shea Diamond; Senior VP of HBO, Rich Palermo; and the cast and crew of FX’s Pose. Last

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NCAVP Supports The Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a coalition of more than 50 LGBTQ anti-violence organizations across the country, urges congress to pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill was introduced on July 26, 2018 by Representative Jackson Lee and contains realistic and much needed enhancements

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