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 […]

Check out the 2013 Domestic Violence Report

NCAVP 2013 IPV Report (2014 edition)

CUAV’s 35th anniversary Open House

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, […]

Wise and Natural Choices

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 […]

A Very Queer Winter

This time of year is known as one for showing gratitude, giving gifts and spending time with family. Personally, I’m a big fan of gratitude. But I also know that, for people who don’t come from or live in homes that match the picture-perfect family lives we see in holiday advertisements this time of year, […]

A Self-Love Celebration

I confess: I’ve made mistakes. I’ve also bled, and I’ve sweated, and I’ve sneezed. I’ve lost my breath, and I’ve caught my breath. I’ve fallen asleep. And I’ve woken up. Based on what I’ve learned lately, it turns out making mistakes, like all of these other actions, is natural. The fact that I’ve made mistakes […]