Happy Pride! Welcome to AVP’s community-led safety campaign, Our Pride, Our Safety! Here we will define community-led safety, explain why it’s important, show how we’re modeling it, and provide opportunities for you to join our efforts.

What is a Community-Led Safety Model?

Community-led safety means bringing together LGBTQ people to determine what we need to be safe and working together to keep each other safe.

AVP is committed to building a greater understanding of the importance of community-led safety and helping to build more models of it.

AVP is an expert in upstander intervention and de-escalation training. This year we will showcase community-led safety models at Pride celebrations throughout the city to demonstrate that it is possible to create and implement new approaches for safety and protection.

There will be opportunities for everyone to get involved by learning and practicing community-led safety.

Remember, AVP is always available for members of our community who have experienced violence, whether the incident was today, yesterday or years ago. Use our 24/7 bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline to get support and resources.

Learn more in our FAQ

Our Pride, Our Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Join AVP in community at these Pride Events

 Our Pride, Our Safety campaign resources

Check back for updates throughout Pride season and summer to stay connected on our efforts to build community-led safety across the city.

Get More Details 

Read our Press Release on Our Pride, Our Safety

Read our letter to the community

Take Action

Sign our Community-Led Safety Pledge

Join us and Volunteer to help inform our community

Share the campaign on social media. 

Donate to AVP

Your support is vital for us to build a safer community. Please make a contribution to help support Our Pride, Our Safety.