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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.

To join our Hate Violence Committee, which meets every second Thursday from 6:30-8:30PM, contact our Hate Violence Organizer, RJ Mendoza at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (212)714-1184 x29.

Real Talks

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.

Real Talks is held four times a year! We are also working to identify issues around intimate partner violence so that we can launch campaigns that will increase awareness and safety for LGBTQH people. AVP is always looking to bring our Real Talks team to new venues, so that we can generate more discussion and resources for ALL of our NYC people! To get involved, contact Tasha Amezcua at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 212-714-1184 x 19.

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!

To get involved, please contact our Hate Violence Organizer, .RJ Mendoza at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (212)714-1184 x29.

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