Along with our Community Organizing and Public Advocacy core programming, each year AVP works on campaigns that are vital to the safety our communities. Read more and get involved today!
AVP's Hate Violence Committee
Our community members know the most urgent issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities. AVP has been organizing on issues of hate violence against and within our communities since 1980, and publishes a national report on this through our coordination of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
In 2011, some of the people most impacted by hate violence and murder were transgender or gender non conforming (TGNC) people and people of color. AVP knows we must organize to end this violence, and has worked to build anti-hate violence initiatives on issues such as bathroom safety for TGNC people, police violence against and within our communities, and survivor-led forums to increase awareness.
Our Hate Violence Committee works to address issues of hate violence in LGBTQH communities in New York City. We are led by individuals who are directly impacted by violence, and tasked to develop campaigns and programs that will help end violence against and within our communities.
Did you know that intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in LGBTQH relationships at the same rate as it does in non-LGBTQH relationships? 1 in 4 relationships are abusive. AVP also understands that IPV can aspects of anti-LGBTQH and sexual violence that we see elsewhere in our communities. We established Real Talks, as a space for both survivors of LGBTQ intimate partner violence, and other community members/allies, to discuss and increase safety for our communities. Recent topics include safety planning for a loved one in an abusive relationship, identifying IPV, and resources in the community.
Communities United for Police Reform
AVP is a proud member of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a citywide coalition of over 26 organizations working to end discriminatory policing practices in New York City.
AVP and CPR are working to pass the Community Safety Act, a 4-piece package of landmark legislation that we believe will bring REAL accountability to the NYPD! Among other things, CSA would put an END to discriminatory policing (based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc.), and mandate that police officers provide information on rights when searching individuals on the street.
AVP understands that LGBTQ people have always been impacted by police violence in NYC and across the country, and have also led and participated in anti-policing movements since their inception. Continue this work with us!