FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NCAVP Media Contact: Sue Yacka (212) 714-1184; syacka@avp.org NCAVP denounces the Trump administration’s lack of support for transgender students The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), which is made up of over 50 lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy groups across the country, denounces the Trump administration’s recent announcement to rescind protections put in place by the Obama administration for transgender students that had allowed them to use facilities, including bathrooms which correspond with their gender identity. This announcement sends a clear message that the Trump administration will not protect the rights of LGBTQ people, particularly LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth, especially transgender youth, experience bullying and violence from their peers for their gender identity and expression and higher than average rates of homelessness as a result of family rejection. The actions of this administration only serve to increase these risks. “Eradicating ...





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  • Join VAVP's Community Engagement Team // Únete a nuestro equipo de comunidad

    The Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) is deep in the process of creating our Community Engagement/Volunteer Program. From community outreach to art projects to paper pushing to LGBTQ+ peer counseling and support, we have been hard at work developing a community engagement/volunteer program that both reflects VAVP’s values and provides meaningful opportunities for community members to plug into the work of VAVP. If you are interested and wanna come have fun with us, there are three orientation sessions this spring for you to choose from: Friday, April 7th, 6pm-9pm, Saturday, April 22 from 12pm-3pm, and Saturday, May 2 from 12pm-3pm. These sessions are open to anyone and you only need to participate in one of them to get started with us. Sign up here: bitly.com/VAVPvolunteer Scroll to bottom of page for shareable social media graphic (see below). ************************* El Proyecto Contra la Violencia de Virginia (VAVP, ...
  • NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience 2017

    TheatreLAB and Richmond Triangle Players are once again partnering with Virginia Anti-Violence Project to help tell powerful stories of the LGBTQ+ community. These stories of resilience and strength have been collected over the past year and are being crafted into an original piece of theatre by an ensemble of actors and writers. The piece, NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience, is led in concept and creation by Melissa Rayford, and will be performed on January 15th and 22nd at Richmond Triangle Players as a benefit for the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP). From Stacie Vecchietti, Director of Virginia Anti-Violence Project​: “VAVP has been doing anti-violence work in diverse LGBTQ communities for years, but over the past several months, our work has taken on a particular urgency. We know that incidents of hate and bias motivated harassment and violence, specifically, have been on the rise since ...




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