I believe that all people should live free from fear of violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
* I will report hate speech, bias and discrimination to AVP by going online (avp.org) or calling the hotline to report (212.714.1141).
* I will encourage my friends and loved ones affected by violence to ask for help and I will tell them about AVP’s 24-hour (English/Spanish) bilingual hotline at 212.714.1141.
* I will foster a culture of respect for all LGBTQ people at home, at work and everywhere I go.
* I will contact policymakers and encourage them to support legislation and funding to prevent anti-LGBTQ violence.
* I will support the AVP’s work to reduce hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence.
I recognize that safety is my priority and will carry out this pledge in a way that is safe in all situations.
I am anti violence and will make ending violence in our communities a top priority.
I am proud to add my name here: