News from CAVP

Read more about CAVP's exciting year of building safer and more just Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado.

Whether supporting grassroots responses to hate violence, collaboratively organizing the annual Colorado Queer Youth Summit or training victim advocates to better support LGBTQ survivors of violence, CAVP is committed to creating strong, healthy, and vibrant communities.

3/21 NCAVP Webinar: Working with LGBTQ Survivors 101

Thursday, March 21 12pm-1:30pm MST

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ (NCAVP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center is again offering, Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Survivors 101.  This interactive training will educate participants on the history of the LGBTQ movement, language and terminology, how to ask someone their sexual orientation and gender identity, promising practices for working with LGBTQ survivors of violence, and more.

NCAVP Commends the passage of an LGBTQ-Inclusive VAWA in the U.S. House; Calls for the President to Sign the Bill

February 28- The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the bi-partisan Senate Bill S.47, which re-authorizes a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a vote of 286 to 138. The bi-partisan version of S. 47 includes explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. We thank the all of the bill's supporters for standing up for all survivors of violence and for putting lives before politics.

CPC Releases Truth and Justice Report on Police Misconduct and Racial Profiling

Colorado Progressive Coalition (CPC) released the Truth and Justice Report, our community’s narrative on racial profiling and police misconduct on February 16, 2013.  The report includes stories of community members who have experienced police violence as well as data from our statewide Racial Justice Hotline.  CAVP was proud to support this project as a collaborative partner.

Click here for the full report.

CDC Releases Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Data for LGB People Demonstrating Similar or Higher Rates of Prevalence to Heterosexual People

On January 25, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2010 data on intimate partner and sexual violence among lesbian, gay and bisexual people in a report entitled 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation.

Trans on Campus: Study Identifies Barriers to and Supports for Inclusion

The Colorado Trans on Campus coalition – a coalition of transgender and ally students, staff, and faculty from a number of different institutions of higher education in Colorado – has released the final report from a qualitative research study examining barriers to full inclusion of transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty on Colorado college and university campuses.  The report,