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BRAVO Saftey Tips

BRAVO is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence,
and sexual assault. BRAVO is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
Each year, we document incidences of hate crimes and domestic violence along with similar agencies across the United States. BRAVO is a proud CoSMO Member Agency! Community Shares of Mid-Ohio (CoSMO) is a collaboration
of community-based organizations, serving Central
Ohio and beyond.

BRAVO Survivor Services If you or someone you know has experienced violence, threats or intimidation BRAVO can
work with you to help ensure your safety and provide the support you need. Help in Crisis: Hate Crimes Reporting & Documentation Hospital Advocacy Domestic Violence
Support Safety Planning Support for Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Housing Assistance in working with your local police, including help filing reports Support Groups Accompaniment and Advocacy if you go to court.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need information regarding any of the services we provide or to report violence. Contact our toll-free number anywhere or at anytime:

1 866 86 BRAVO
(1 866 862 7286)

"Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Communities since 1996"

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Of Current Interest
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
October 18, 2014

Volunteer Night
October 13, 2014

BRAVO learns of the second murder of a transgender woman in Cleveland, Ohio
December 9, 2013

National Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities Released Today
June 4, 2013

BRAVO learns of the murder of Cemia Dove (Acoff) near Cleveland, Ohio
April 30, 2013

BRAVO Announces Launch of Statewide LGBTQ Safe Zone Project
December 6, 2012

General and Internet Safe Dating Tips
Considering the large number of people who have met online for sex and dating, the occurrence of violence is relatively low. But there are some people who cruise with intention to harm. If you are targeted by one of these people, it is important to know it is NOT YOUR FAULT. Nobody has the right to violate your boundaries or commit violence against you. These tips may help you identify when someone you are meeting has negative intentions.

The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Releases Anti-Bullying Video as Part of National “It Gets Better” Project
The Civil Rights Division released a video addressing bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, and those who do not conform to gender stereotypes about male or female behavior or appearance. The video is the Division’s contribution to the national “It Gets Better” Project, in which gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and straight allies tell youth that life gets better after high school. Read more and view video.

Use Your Kroger Card to Benefit BRAVO!
If you enrolled in this program before May 1, 2014, Kroger requires
you re-enroll for the coming year. Thank you!

BRAVO PSA
Courtesy of Students from OSU's Human Development and
Family Science Class (Windows Media Video)

Why It Matters
Rethinking Victim Assistance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Victims of Hate Violence & Intimate Partner Violence.

A Joint Policy Report by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Read Report.

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This project, presentation, training, and/or document is supported by a grant from the office for victims of criminal of justice program, United States Department of Justice (grant no.2005-vf-gx-k032). Points of view in this project, presentation, training and/or document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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