Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.
Come to the FILM PREMIERE for Determined to Survive: CUAV Stories. We have created a powerful short film with the help of our CUAV members and a very talented videographer, Aleixo Gonçalves, to tell our stories of survival and transformation. We are in our 35th year of supporting our queer and trans communities to increase […]
In the wake of the killing of Mike Brown we are deeply saddened by losing yet another life to police brutality. At CUAV we work with LGBTQ survivors of domestic and hate violence. Through our work we have come to understand police violence as an LGBTQ issue. We know that being a person of color, […]