DC Anti-Violence Project

DC Anti-Violence Project Formerly known as GLOV, DC Anti Violence Project works to address all forms of violence against the LGBT community. The primary mission of the DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) is to work to reduce violence against Le***an, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT ) individuals (and those perceived as LGBT ) through community outreach, education, and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected.
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DCAVP also seeks to assist victims of anti-LGBT violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support. For more information, visit www.dcavp.org or e-mail infoglovdc.org.

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COMING SOON!
05/19/2021

COMING SOON!

The DC Center invites LGBTQ+ Military Veterans to share their stories at a virtual open mic event on Saturday, May 29, 3:30-5:40pm. This event bridges National Military Appreciation Month (May) with Pride Month (June) in honor of LGBTQ+ service members’ courage and perseverance. While anyone can view the first hour of the event via the DC Anti-Violence Project page, the Zoom dialogue link will only be available to registered participants. ASL interpreters will be available if requested. Please let us know your interpreting preferences on the registration form, please register by MAY 26TH: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewDzDtWsL7DWlszQIgzAVEj4wzXww-reJBwAFHPMfRQGA1_Q/viewform

Please come see this amazing survivors of violence event, offered by this fantastic organization -- the A/PI Domestic Vi...
05/12/2021

Please come see this amazing survivors of violence event, offered by this fantastic organization -- the A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project!

We invite you to ✨ Art As A Voice ✨ a virtual celebration on May 17th 2021 from 6-8pm EST!

✨ Register: https://tinyurl.com/dvrpAAAV

S.O.M.E. Single Adult Housing Lottery 4/21/21.
04/18/2021
Single Adult Housing :: So Others Might Eat

S.O.M.E. Single Adult Housing Lottery 4/21/21.

Our General Intake Housing Lottery will open Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9AM. The Lottery will close at 5PM on April 21, 2021. The housing lottery system will be used to randomly select individuals meeting our eligibility requirements to move forward and apply for Single Adult Housing.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it's a great opportunity to talk with your kids body autonomy. In some famil...
04/15/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it's a great opportunity to talk with your kids body autonomy. In some families, requiring a child to hug relatives is no big deal, but by requiring this type of a greeting, you have taken away your child's right to make decisions about their own body. As one of our DCAVP volunteers, @Eshe A. Folami shared, "Teaching a child that they can show affection on his/her terms is one of the tools parents can use to help protect their children from sexual abuse."

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it's a great opportunity to talk with your kids body autonomy. In some families, requiring a child to hug relatives is no big deal, but by requiring this type of a greeting, you have taken away your child's right to make decisions about their own body. As one of our DCAVP volunteers, @Eshe A. Folami shared, "Teaching a child that they can show affection on his/her terms is one of the tools parents can use to help protect their children from sexual abuse."

Today! Transcending Jane and John Doe: The Impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases: register here to jump...
04/02/2021
TRANScending Jane and John Doe: The impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases - Trans Doe Task Force

Today! Transcending Jane and John Doe: The Impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases: register here to jump in.
http://transdoetaskforce.org/transcending-jane-and-john-doe-the-impact-of-gender-identification-in-forensic-cold-cases/?fbclid=IwAR105yGXZwRLOxQeI0o-T1ttqDvefvQmxyE7Svvm0XouqQa10BrTOoP32nI

Interested in how forensic anthropology and forensic genetic genealogy can help serve transgender and nonbinary decedents and law enforcement efforts with gender-informed strategies? Register for this free day-long webinar with topical sessions that is hosted by the ISU Gender Resource Center, Depar...

Going on today! Jump in!
04/02/2021

Going on today! Jump in!

Reminder: Tomorrow is our big all-day online event, "TRANScending Jane and John Doe: the Impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases" via Idaho State University! List of presentations and times can be seen in this flyer. You can follow any of the links below to register or get more info. All of the presentations will be recorded for later viewing and housed at this link:
http://transdoetaskforce.org/transcending-jane-and-john-doe-the-impact-of-gender-identification-in-forensic-cold-cases/

FB event link (overflow stream link will be posted in the event, so if you don't get into the ISU registration list before it closes, you can find an alternate link): https://www.facebook.com/events/437315357361720/

Direct registration link (please do register if possible, we want ISU to get a good count of attendees): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbVQ_auINTcLw8VbEygsyeOjYyN0cxrG4OBMSDMjxXajCjbA/viewform

Thank you to ISU for hosting this, and thank you to everyone who has registered and shared the event!

Bystander Trainings with Defend Yourself have a few spots left in this weekend's training and have more trainings coming...
03/31/2021
Find a class

Bystander Trainings with Defend Yourself have a few spots left in this weekend's training and have more trainings coming up: https://defendyourself.org/find-a-class/#activebystander

Find a class Upcoming classes Active Bystander Skills for Stopping Anti-Asian Hate ONLINE About our classes Defend Yourself has classes for everyone, no matter what your age or ability. Whether you’re dealing with street harassment, going off to college, healing from abuse, or meeting any other ch...

𝘾𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙇𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙖𝙪𝙡𝙞 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙖𝙮, 𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙩https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/0...
03/25/2021

𝘾𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙇𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙖𝙪𝙡𝙞 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙖𝙮, 𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙩

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

Pauli Murray's (1910-1985) activism and legal scholarship directly contributed to the eventual end of the Jim Crow laws. Murray's book "States' Laws on Race and Color" and law school writings were critical materials for the team that successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education, formally ending school segregation in America. Murray also played a role in securing equal protection for women under the law. A law review article "Jane Crow and the Law" Murray co-wrote directly inspired Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successful efforts to bring down discrimination on the basis of sex.

Murray faced opposition and suppression from society while trying to do her work and live her life. Unknown to most, Murray actually identified as a man who was attracted to women, while using female pronouns. Throughout her adulthood, there was virtually no space afforded to non-mainstream sexual identities. Murray tried without success to obtain hormone therapy. She was unable to be open about her gender identity, faced rejection from and within academic institutions due to her sex and race, and was penalized for peacefully protesting against segregation laws. Despite these obstacles, Murray was instrumental in advancing gender equality and civil rights, and helped set the stage for the sweeping movements of the 1960s.

Photo: AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin

𝘾𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙇𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙖𝙪𝙡𝙞 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙖𝙮, 𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙩

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

Pauli Murray's (1910-1985) activism and legal scholarship directly contributed to the eventual end of the Jim Crow laws. Murray's book "States' Laws on Race and Color" and law school writings were critical materials for the team that successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education, formally ending school segregation in America. Murray also played a role in securing equal protection for women under the law. A law review article "Jane Crow and the Law" Murray co-wrote directly inspired Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successful efforts to bring down discrimination on the basis of sex.

Murray faced opposition and suppression from society while trying to do her work and live her life. Unknown to most, Murray actually identified as a man who was attracted to women, while using female pronouns. Throughout her adulthood, there was virtually no space afforded to non-mainstream sexual identities. Murray tried without success to obtain hormone therapy. She was unable to be open about her gender identity, faced rejection from and within academic institutions due to her sex and race, and was penalized for peacefully protesting against segregation laws. Despite these obstacles, Murray was instrumental in advancing gender equality and civil rights, and helped set the stage for the sweeping movements of the 1960s.

Photo: AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin

Two new Working Through Trauma groups starting up this month. One for queer women-identified; one for queer open-gender ...
03/24/2021
Working Through Trauma Therapy Groups – The DC Center for the LGBT Community

Two new Working Through Trauma groups starting up this month. One for queer women-identified; one for queer open-gender identities. Contact us to sign up.
https://thedccenter.org/behavioral-health/working-through-trauma-therapy-groups/

Working Through Trauma Therapy Groups The DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) LGBTQ+ Working Through Trauma groups invite LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, abuse and trauma to focus on processing trauma responses and symptoms as a group through a variety of therapeutic techniques, learning to manage trigge...

Excellent post by the African American Policy Reform about the intersectionality of racism and misogyny involved in the ...
03/24/2021
AAPF Mourns the Loss of Life in Georgia

Excellent post by the African American Policy Reform about the intersectionality of racism and misogyny involved in the Atlanta killings. "Our collective capacity to see racism through a gendered lens has always been limited...."

The African American Policy Forum is horrified and heartbroken by this week’s killings at three Atlanta-area spas. The attacks laid bare the vulnerability of working Asian women to misogynist, anti-Asian violence, and made clear a broader societal failure to address the lethality of intersectional...

03/15/2021

Coming SOON! LGBTQ+ Veterans Open Mic!

As February becomes March, Black History Month becomes Women's History Month, and #BlackLivesMatter has a voice in both....
03/01/2021

As February becomes March, Black History Month becomes Women's History Month, and #BlackLivesMatter has a voice in both.

In 2013, Alicia Garza (1981-), Opal Tometi (1984-), and Patrisse Cullors (1984-) founded "a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter" in the United States. In the 8 years since, it has grown across the world to become one of the most recognizable contemporary anti-violence movements. The movement's global chapters organize to intervene in and halt anti-Black racism and violence, and to reform the systems that perpetuate it. Launched by young adults, #BlackLivesMatter demonstrated to a new generation that it was both possible and crucial to demand action from those in power to address systemic racial inequity. Of note to the LGBTQIA+ community, #BlackLivesMatter has stated that it prioritizes supporting and recognizing contributions and leadership from women, queer people, and trans people toward stopping anti-Black violence. Read more about #BlackLivesMatter online at https://blacklivesmatter.com/herstory/.

Image sources, from top to bottom: Amy Elkins for The New Yorker, Hayneface, and Black Lives Matter.

As February becomes March, Black History Month becomes Women's History Month, and #BlackLivesMatter has a voice in both.

In 2013, Alicia Garza (1981-), Opal Tometi (1984-), and Patrisse Cullors (1984-) founded "a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter" in the United States. In the 8 years since, it has grown across the world to become one of the most recognizable contemporary anti-violence movements. The movement's global chapters organize to intervene in and halt anti-Black racism and violence, and to reform the systems that perpetuate it. Launched by young adults, #BlackLivesMatter demonstrated to a new generation that it was both possible and crucial to demand action from those in power to address systemic racial inequity. Of note to the LGBTQIA+ community, #BlackLivesMatter has stated that it prioritizes supporting and recognizing contributions and leadership from women, queer people, and trans people toward stopping anti-Black violence. Read more about #BlackLivesMatter online at https://blacklivesmatter.com/herstory/.

Image sources, from top to bottom: Amy Elkins for The New Yorker, Hayneface, and Black Lives Matter.

Do you know the name Marsha P. “Pay it no mind” Johnson (1945 - 1992)? Johnson was 24 the night of the Stonewall uprisin...
02/17/2021

Do you know the name Marsha P. “Pay it no mind” Johnson (1945 - 1992)? Johnson was 24 the night of the Stonewall uprising, and became a leading figure in the activism and organizing efforts that flowed from it. Johnson’s efforts were marked by firsts in United States history, including organizing the first gay pride march and the first shelter to serve LGBT youth. Johnson also worked with activist groups to help address the impacts of the initial AIDS crisis in the 1980s. As a self-identified drag queen living in the 1960s, Johnson worked to find a place within a community that was itself trying to find a place in United States society. Johnson sought to show by example that being different was beautiful -- a perspective that not all LGBT activists shared at the time, but which makes Johnson stand out even more brightly in Black, LGBT, and American history. Johnson’s legacy is today’s continuing activism and advocacy for the rights of transgender individuals, and the wider LGBTQIA+ community. Read more online about Marsha P. Johnson and how a new statue of Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in New York City will become the first permanent and public monument honoring transgender women:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/12/transgender-women-heart-stonewall-riots-are-getting-statue-new-york/

Image: Netflix

Do you know the name Marsha P. “Pay it no mind” Johnson (1945 - 1992)? Johnson was 24 the night of the Stonewall uprising, and became a leading figure in the activism and organizing efforts that flowed from it. Johnson’s efforts were marked by firsts in United States history, including organizing the first gay pride march and the first shelter to serve LGBT youth. Johnson also worked with activist groups to help address the impacts of the initial AIDS crisis in the 1980s. As a self-identified drag queen living in the 1960s, Johnson worked to find a place within a community that was itself trying to find a place in United States society. Johnson sought to show by example that being different was beautiful -- a perspective that not all LGBT activists shared at the time, but which makes Johnson stand out even more brightly in Black, LGBT, and American history. Johnson’s legacy is today’s continuing activism and advocacy for the rights of transgender individuals, and the wider LGBTQIA+ community. Read more online about Marsha P. Johnson and how a new statue of Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in New York City will become the first permanent and public monument honoring transgender women:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/12/transgender-women-heart-stonewall-riots-are-getting-statue-new-york/

Image: Netflix

Would you like to get smarter on how to identify, prevent, and help members of your community recover from human traffic...
02/09/2021

Would you like to get smarter on how to identify, prevent, and help members of your community recover from human trafficking? You can at the next Hate Bias Task Force Meeting's Stop Human Trafficking presentation **TODAY**, Feb 9, 2021 at 6 PM on Webex. See the attached flyer for how to join.

From the Task Force: "The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO-DC), Courtney's House and Member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Human Trafficking Unit invite you to join us for a virtual Human Trafficking Awareness Presentation. Representatives from the USAO-DC, and MPD will be sharing information about the indicators of human trafficking, steps being taken to address this problem and resources and services that are available to survivors. Through education and training we hope to enhance the community response to human trafficking."

Webex URL: https://usao.webex.com/usao/j.php?MTID=e615c8d3058e228bb0393fe1c5e9bfc1f

Would you like to get smarter on how to identify, prevent, and help members of your community recover from human trafficking? You can at the next Hate Bias Task Force Meeting's Stop Human Trafficking presentation **TODAY**, Feb 9, 2021 at 6 PM on Webex. See the attached flyer for how to join.

From the Task Force: "The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO-DC), Courtney's House and Member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Human Trafficking Unit invite you to join us for a virtual Human Trafficking Awareness Presentation. Representatives from the USAO-DC, and MPD will be sharing information about the indicators of human trafficking, steps being taken to address this problem and resources and services that are available to survivors. Through education and training we hope to enhance the community response to human trafficking."

Webex URL: https://usao.webex.com/usao/j.php?MTID=e615c8d3058e228bb0393fe1c5e9bfc1f

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For more information, visit www.dcantiviolence.org or e-mail [email protected].

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