Tag Archives: NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

NYC Council Offers Free Self-Defense Training For LGBT Community

Via press release: Following the brutal killing of a transgender woman in Harlem last week, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the City Council LGBT Caucus, Council Member Robert Jackson and Council Member Inez Dickens today announced they will sponsor a free, community-wide self-defense class in Manhattan. “New Yorkers must trust that they can walk down the street without fear of being ...

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Anti-Violence Project Reacts To Anti-Gay Incident On New York City Subway

From their Facebook page: The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is deeply disturbed by video footage that was shot and posted online by a concerned witness, who has been in touch with AVP about this incident, and who documented a number of incidents of hate violence on a Queens-bound F train on Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 pm. ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Anti-Violence Project Calls Press Conference On Alleged Anti-Gay Violence By NYPD

Via press release: The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, June 11th at 2 pm in response to a bias-motivated assault of Josh Williams, Ben Collins, and Antonio Maenza, three openly gay men in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn on Sunday, June 3rd by New York Police Department (NYPD) officers. The survivors reported that they were ...

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NEW YORK CITY: West Village Streets Closed For Massive Anti-Hate Crimes Rally
“Say His Name: MARK CARSON!”

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TOMOROW: NYC Anti-Hate Crime Rally

There have now been four anti-gay attacks in Manhattan just this month. Tomorrow Queer Rising and the NYC Anti-Violence Project will stage a rally in midtown. From the Facebook page: JOIN THE RALLY: On Thursday May 16, beginning at 7:00pm, Queer Rising and members of the public will rally outside Madison Square Garden (specifically the SW-corner of 7th Avenue and ...

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Explaining The NYC Anti-Violence Project

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Quote Of The Day – Sharon Stapel

“I’m not going to suggest all LGBT folks are non-violent because that would be silly. However, if you look at the organized movement toward LGBT equality, there are no mainstream or even left of mainstream organizations who advocate that the murder of people who are opposed to LGBT equality is a viable solution to meeting our goal. “Yet a quick ...

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October 18th In NYC: The 14th Annual Anti-Violence Project Courage Awards

Hosted once again by Law & Order’s BD Wong, this year’s Anti-Violence Project Courage Awards honorees are the Paul Rapoport Foundation, Gay City News journalist Duncan Osborne, and Village Voice columnist Steven Thrasher. Get tickets here. AVP executive director Sharon Stapel raves about Thrasher to the Village Voice: “Your work at the Village Voice, particularly your coverage of proposed state ...

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TONIGHT: Anti-Violence Project To Hold Manhattan Gay-Bashing Vigil

The NYC Anti-Violence Project will hold a vigil tonight at the Chelsea location of this weekend’s brutal attack against a group of gay men. Facebook event page here. “We will not allow perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ violence to come into our communities and target us. Today we send a strong message that our communities will not be intimidated by this violence ...

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REPORT: Anti-Gay Violent Crimes In 2009

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs today issued their annual report on the reported violent crimes against LGBT people in 2009. The news isn’t great. Anti-LGBTQ hate violence continues to be a pervasive social problem at the same time as vital resources and support for hate violence survivors are at risk amidst economic crisis. This year, 22 victims of hate ...

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Manhattan Mini Storage:
Still Made Of Teh Awesome

I’ve blogged several times about Manhattan Mini Storage’s provocative ad campaigns, which tend to support progressive causes ranging from pro-choice to anti-Bush. Now, in an in-yer-face dig at conservative groups (such as the Catholic League who want Gothamites to boycott the company), they have unveiled a new “Save More Than Your Stuff” program in which they donate $25 (in the ...

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