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 night’s acceptance speeches not only moved and inspired our community, but also underscored the importance of National Coming Out Day and our hope to make it safe for everyone to be and express who they are.
Since 1980, the New York City Anti-Violence Project has been able to grow its capacity to support thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-affected community members each year. Last night we had a goal of raising $30,000 in the room and thanks to all of you, we were able to raise $55,000! We are heartened and energized by your generosity and dedication.
We look forward to working with you all in the coming weeks and months to make our community and world a safer place for all of us. Here are some pictures from last night’s event. More to come!
If you were not able to attend yesterday, please consider supporting AVP today.
In peace and solidarity,