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.
TODAY is a historic day. #Repost @decrimny ・・・ We’re introducing the most comprehensive legislation in the U.S. to fully decriminalize buying and selling sexual services among adults, decriminalize loitering for the purpose of prostitution - or #WalkingWhileTrans , & decriminalize “keeping a house or place of assignation for lewd persons” - a law that makes people who trade sex more vulnerable to eviction & homelessness. We know that criminalization & homelessness are root causes of trafficking, and decriminalizing trading sex and housing sex workers makes them safer. We firmly reject the #EndDemand model that obscures the reality that people trade sex not to meet demand but for economic reasons — to meet needs for resources. Decriminalization helps to unblock pathways to resources. #DecrimNY #DecrimNow 🎨: @zbornak_
ATTN: Due to capacity and ensuring everyone’s safety, we are shifting today’s rally for #LayleenPolanco to FOLEY SQUARE. See you all at 6pm. #Justice4Layleen — We are in contact with Layleen’s family and their lawyer. The Department of Corrections & Medical examiner continue to misgender her in death. The family has little to no information on what happened to #LayleenPolanco They’ll be at the rally tomorrow demanding answers — join us.
Safety planning when online dating and hooking up is important. Some of our tips on steps to stay safe with animation from @Grindr 🏳️🌈 ☎️ Call our hotline at 212-714-1141 for help creating a safety plan or if you’ve experienced harassment or violence.
Have you been part of Know Your Rights canvassing? Our Bathroom Access campaign? Or part of Pride Committee? Come join a COPA mixer and celebrate Pride Season! Beverages, snacks, and metrocards will be provided. RSVP at community @avp org
Today our Executive Director Beverly Tillery joined @nygovcuomo urging NY to address gestational surrogacy — which is illegal in NY — and the ban the use of a gay/trans panic defense: . “When individuals claim a gay/trans panic defense, they are essentially trying to justify their violence by blaming the victim, simply because of who they are. We cannot tolerate these homophobic and transphobic defenses to be used in our courts.”
For nearly forty years, the Anti-Violence Project has envisioned a world where LGBTQ+ people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. Our communities are under threat of violence now more than ever. We’re thrilled to be joining Unilever as part of United We Stand campaign, partnering with @axe & @tommy dorfman to share Tommy’s personal experience on gender-based stereotypes and why there is a need to support our work. 🎥: @tourmaliiine #UnitedWeStand #DitchTheStereotypes
May is #MentalHealthAwareness Month. While we fight to end stigma around mental illness, our counselors and advocates are here so that you don't have to navigate care and healing alone. We see you and we are here for you. Our Eng/Spa hotline is available 24/7 at 212-714-1141.
Join us! Next Monday, our Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy, @audaciaray , will be speaking on a panel moderated by @NYCCouncil Member, @marklevinenyc , on how educational programs are addressing hate violence in New York City. Doors open at 630pm. Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010
Co-chairs Elly Brinkley, Kay Dosu, Brian Friedman, Imara Jones, and Zach Messenger invite you to: 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
BREATHE is a 12-week sexual violence survivor support group, starting on Thursday, May 30th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please see the flyer for participation details. For more info, contact Elliot McCullough at 212-714-1141, ext. 54; emccullough @avp org or K. Richardson at 212-714-1184, ext. 61; krichardson @avp org.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Calling all trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary leaders and leaders to be! APPLY HERE: bit.ly/2019TGNCNBAcademy! If selected, participants will receive a stipend and monthly transportation passes. All applications will be followed with an in-person interview. You will be notified by email of acceptance into the TGNC Leadership Academy. Please contact Lolan Sevilla with any questions, comments or concerns at lsevilla @avp org.
We mourn, celebrate, and demand justice for the life of Kawaski Trawick, shot and killed by the NYPD on April 14, 2019. #Justice4Kawaski
Last Sunday the NYPD shot and killed a queer Black man, Kawaski Trawick. We need the NYPD to release the body cam footage and answer community’s questions. Immediately. Join us today: #Justice4Kawaski