NYC LGBT community organizes in face of violence

In response to the killing of Mark Carson on Friday night, and the recent spate of other public anti-LGBTQ hate violence, the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and other community groups and elected officials will gather at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center on Monday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m., and march to West 8th Street and 6th Avenue. The Center is located at 208 West 13th Street in Manhattan. More details here.

A rally and a speak-out will immediately follow the march, where community members, elected officials, LGBTQ community leaders and allies will denounce hate violence, call for community safety and mourn the death of Mark Carson. AVP will continue to work to create safety in all communities across New York City through its Friday Community Safety Nights that will begin on this Friday, May 24, and run through the end of June.

To join AVP for its first Friday Community Safety Night, contact Tasha Amezcua at or watch for event announcements on the AVP Facebook page or Twitter.