Category: Violence Prevention

Senate backs Violence Against Women Act with LGBT inclusion

Senate backs Violence Against Women Act with LGBT inclusion

The U.S. Senate today voted 78-22 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, with a provision to assure services to gay and lesbian survivors of domestic violence. The legislation may have a tough time...

One billion rising: end violence against women on Feb. 14

One billion rising: end violence against women on Feb. 14

On Valentine’s Day, Rochester will rise up and DANCE to end violence against women. At noon in Washington Square Park, a flash mob will gather. At 7 p.m. there will be a gathering at...

Detroit man sentenced in hate crime

Detroit man sentenced in hate crime

Everett Dwayne Avery, 26, of Detroit, was sentenced Feb. 7 by U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara after pleading guilty to committing a hate crime by assaulting a man because the man was gay....

LGBT, straights experience similar sexual violence, unequal access to services

LGBT, straights experience similar sexual violence, unequal access to services

On Jan. 25, 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...

Gay Pa. lawmaker wants anti-bullying bill “with teeth”

Gay Pa. lawmaker wants anti-bullying bill “with teeth”

Openly gay Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims was only sworn in a couple of weeks ago and he’s hit the ground running by helping to build a large bipartisan coalition behind an anti-bullying bill...