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.
CUAV is turning 35! From the white night riots of 1979 to challenging the systems that criminalize us in 2014, CUAV has been strapping on LGBTQ safety. Come celebrate CUAV’s 35 years of powerful work in our community. CUAV 35th anniversary Open House Thursday, May 22nd, 6:30-9 427 South Van Ness, SF
Tuesday, March 27th The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ (NCAVP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center invites you to our series of webinars on supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) survivors of violence. LGBTQ survivors, particularly gay men and transgender survivors, face many challenges in accessing safe shelter when fleeing from abuse. Many [...]
Starting November 8th, under the Due Process for All ordinance, San Francisco sheriffs will no longer hold people for ICE deportation except in a very small set of circumstances. As part of the San Francisco Immigrants Rights Defense Committee (SFIRDC) CUAV helped to pass the Due Process for All Ordinance, one of the most progressive [...]
January 19, 2014
I’ve been busy lately. I’ve had a lot to do and a lot to think about. And as a domestic violence survivor, as someone who is proudly and continuously in the process of healing, I’ve got plenty on my mind. All of this means I’m immensely grateful for all of the things my body takes [...]