A love note for Black Lives

[image from unknown source] To our Beloved Community, CUAV continues to celebrate and honor Black Hxstory Month on this day of love! Our hope is that you join us in uplifting our national and international black community beyond the short twenty eight days recognized in the U.S. As we continue to refine and carry out […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Every November 20th, CUAV stands with all our trans and gender non conforming members and participants. We believe this is a heartbreaking time to remember and honor lives who have been taken by violence. As we envision what safety for our community looks like, we also denounce all forms of violence that affect LGBTQI communities […]

A Note About Orlando

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 […]

Revolution of Love: A Farewell Event for Carolina Morales

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 […]

Immigrant women hope Sheriff Hennessy will uphold due process

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 […]

CUAV statement on recent LGBTQ murders

We feel frustrated and sad that Black transgender women and queer youth of color continue to experience high levels of violence at the hands of strangers, family members, partners, law enforcement, landlords, employers, and other people in their lives. These recent murders of Ty Underwood, Lamia Beard, Goddess Edwards, and Jessie Hernandez within the first […]

CUAV Open House!

Every day, we fight for the dignity of black and brown queer and trans lives through our Wellness services and community organizing. In this work, it’s important to take a moment to celebrate and be with each other — to sustain our spirits and strengthen our personal connections. February 19th, come join us for CUAV’s […]

CUAV statement on Ferguson and the killing of Mike Brown

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, […]

Our 2014 Newsletter is here!

Check-out all the highlights of what CUAV and our members have been up to this year!

Premiere! Determined to Survive – Dec 18th

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 […]