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.
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, [...]
Have you always wanted to help build the power of queer and trans people to lead our movements for justice? Do you want to support the healing of LGBTQ survivors of violence? Do you want to work as part of a staff collective? If so, this may be the job for you. Job Description – [...]
CUAV turned 35! From the White Night Riots of 1979 to challenging the systems that criminalize us in 2014, CUAV has been at the forefront of LGBTQ safety. On May 22nd, 2014, we celebrated CUAV’s 35 years of powerful work in our community. Did you miss the party? Here‘s some photos! Host Committee: David Campos, [...]
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 [...]