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Working with LGBTQ and HIV-affected Survivors of Sexual Violence

LGBTQ and HIV-affected people often do not report the sexual violence they experience because of the fear of re-victimization by law enforcement, medical and service providers. The New York City Anti-Violence Project’s educational efforts seek to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of homophobic and transphobic biases that LGBTQ and HIV-affected individuals encounter when seeking services. This training allows participants the opportunity to develop an understanding of potential roadblocks to services for LGBTQH sexual violence survivors and the tools to address such barriers.


Free for members / $25 for non-members


Lolan Buhain Sevilla (Gender Pronouns: they/them/their) is a Filipino Transgender butch cultural worker & organizer who strives to root their art in community, study and practice. They have over a decade of cross-sectoral nonprofit Administrative, Development, and Programmatic experience.  Lolan currently works as the Training Coordinator at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, serves as Co-chair on the Board of Directors for CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, and is a member of the National Writers Union, Local 1981. They have been published in Maganda Magazine, The Womanist Journal, Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, and TAYO Literary Magazine. Their first chapbook, Translating New Brown, is a collection of poetry and short stories that won the Philippine American Writers & Artists’ Calatagan Award.  Lolan is also co-editor of Walang Hiya …Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, and was awarded a 2012 Writing Residency at Hedgebrook.