This year, Pride celebrations around the country marked Stonewall 50 & NYC hosted World Pride. While our communities experienced an increase in visibility, Pride season was also marked by repeated reports of violence in the LGBTQ community. Today, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP ) is releasing a special report which outlines the incidents and trends of violence documented nationally in the two-month period from May 15 to July 15, 2019. Read full report at AVP.org/PrideReport2019
AVP client Stevin Bonifacio has reached a settlement with @nycdhs for the anti-trans discrimination he experienced in the city’s homeless shelter system. His complaint, filed through the @nycchr , includes financial compensation and important trans specific policy changes that’ll have long standing impact on the TGNCI homeless population in New York City. Read more of Stevin’s story in link in bio: #AVPLegal
Our AVP staff and interns had so much fun with community at Bronx Pride Festival and Health Fair in Crotona Park. We can’t wait to see you at Bushwick Pride this weekend, July 20th! If you’re interesting in volunteering with us at future events, email community @avp org.
#Justice4Layleen Repost @voguemagazine ・・・ At least 11 black trans women have been killed in the United States in 2019 alone. Layleen Cubilette-Polanco Xtravaganza's death occurred during New York City’s biggest #Pride month celebration ever, and against a backdrop of violence and neglect at Rikers Island. Her passing has not only touched her family and the ballroom community of which she was a part, but has contributed to national outrage over the mistreatment and abuse of trans women of color. A month later, in New York, Layleen’s older sister, Melania Brown, those who loved Layleen, and some who did not know her at all are trying to ensure her life—and death—are remembered; tap the link in our bio to read how they are mourning and organizing.
Our billboard in Times Square for #PrideWeek — we are also throughout the city on LinkNYC. Find one of the ads, snap a pic, and tag us!
TODAY: Join Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco’s family, activists, and elected officials on the steps of City Hall at 12 pm for a rally to demand accountability and lay out necessary policy changes. #Justice4Layleen
We’re here for you — during #Pride and all year long. If you need support, reach out to our 24/7 hotline at 212-714-1141.
Join Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco’s family, activists, and elected officials on the steps of City Hall TOMORROW, June 26 at 12 pm for a rally to demand accountability and lay out necessary policy changes. #Justice4Layleen
Your safety at #Pride is important to us. If you face harassment or violence in NYC for pride week, you’re not alone. We’re here for you — call anytime at 212-714-1141.
Pride Committee is the heart and soul of the season’s sparkle! Join us for a night of planning and crafting in our office as we prepare for Manhattan Pride. Beverages, snacks, and metrocards will be provided. Sign up to march: bit.ly/AVPPride2019 RSVP to Pride Committe at community @avp org
THIS THURSDAY: Fusion! AVP's Annual Pride Party Celebrate World Pride and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall with the New York City Anti-Violence Project. Music: Dj Ty Sunderland and DJ Jo Collura Performances: Ruby Fox & Cheer New York Tickets: $50 general admission $30 for those under 30 Sponsorships begin at $250 Buy Tickets http://www.avp.org/fusion
It’s a difficult day for our community as we remember the loss of 49 LGBTQ and allied folks. Particularly after the last few weeks and the high profile incidents of hate violence we’ve seen. Our Director Of Communications @theelielcruz read the names of the 49 lost to us that day at a vigil organized by @gaysagainstgunsny & @adameli Please be gentle with yourselves today and everyday. If you need support, AVP is always here for you: 212-714-11141 💙🧡 #Pulse #HonorThemWithAction
This Thursday join our organizing team for a mixer and celebrate Pride Season! Beverages, snacks, and metrocards will be provided. RSVP at community @avp org
We made a conscious decision today to only allow trans people to speak at the rally for Layleen. The only folks who weren’t trans who were on the mic were family and legal representation. Thanks to Kimberly Mckenzie from @sylviariveralawproject and the AVP board for speaking. #Justice4Layleen
Layleen’s sister, Melania Brown spoke on behalf of the family at the #Justice4Layleen rally sharing her grief and anger over her sister’s death.