AVP is working to create a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, and folks living with HIV, can live freely from violence and harm.

You can help support our mission as a Courage 2023 Partner.


Partner with AVP to support changemakers advocating for LGBTQ+ safety and healing.

The Courage Awards are an annual gala created to honor outstanding individuals whose work uplifts LGBTQ and HIV-affected community members and has made a profound impact on all our lives. Each year the evening welcomes over 250 guests to celebrate AVP & our honorees.
In 2023, our event will take place in Manhattan at Tribeca Rooftop, with a VIP reception from 6-7PM and formal event from 7-10PM.

Your Partnership Has Impact

Supporting LGBTQ+ New Yorkers

21,000+ reached through public advocacy and community engagement efforts across the 5 boroughs.

24/7 Hotline Support for Survivors

3,100 hotline inquries received last year in English and Spanish

Building Safety Nationwide

We’ve connected with more than 400 LGBTQ+ organizations and groups nationwide through our LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces campaign

About AVP

AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP works towards a safer future by:



Your support of AVP will have amazing reach, amplifying your visible support of LGBTQ+ people during a critical time.

80,000+ Annual Website Visitors
12k+ Instagram & Facebook followers
10K+ E-Marketing Subscribers
820,000 Individual Donor Base
12,000 Active Constitutents
Recently seen in NBC News, Gay City News, Insider, USA Today and more

Why support AVP now?

AVP both works directly with survivors and raises visibility and awareness of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities by collecting data, reporting on violence to build public awareness and influence local and national policy platforms. By supporting AVP you are broadcasting your commitment to the LGBTQ community by making a difference for survivors of violence.


Past Honorees


Our past honorees represent changemakers across all industries and sectors, and are champions of LGBTQ+ people and the needs of our survivors.



Lea DeLaria
NY1 News
Judy Sheppard
Showtime Networks, Inc.
Emil Wilbelkin
Cristina Saralegui
In The Life
NYS Senator Thomas K. Duane
Sam Champion
The Ali Forney Center
Time Warner Inc.
Sundance Channel
Phil Donohue
VICE Media
LGBTQ Web Blogs: The Bilerico Project, Pam’s House Blend, Towleroad and Joe. My. God
BD Wong
Laverne Cox
Janet Mock
Selenis Leyva
Victoria Cruz
Cast and Crew of FX’s Pose
Families of Layleen Polanco and Islan Nettles

Partner with AVP

Please fill out this form to connect with AVP on ways to support LGBTQ+ survivors with a Courage 2023 Partnership.