Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) 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 early hours of Sunday, June 12th, 49 members of our LGBT community lost their lives and 53 more were injured after a mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the largest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the survivors, and all the loved ones of […]
We invite you to join us for a farewell celebration of Carolina Morales, our former Programs Co-Director and founding member of our staff collective. Carolina Morales worked at CUAV for ten years, and has been a vital part of our work. From the implementation of language justice to SafetyFest, participating in May Day marches to […]
The historic inauguration of Vicki Hennessy as San Francisco’s first female sheriff opens a new era in city law enforcement history. But what kind of era will it be? For immigrant women in particular, the stakes have never been higher. Just after New Year’s Day, awful scenes of deportation raids rounding up mothers and young […]