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We may want to think that it doesn't happen here in the LGBTQI community, but it does happen – at the same rate as in heterosexual relationships – 25% to 33% of all relationships are affected by Domestic Violence.

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Welcome to Bravo

The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault.

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.


Mission Statement

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.


 

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Mar 29, 2018

Advocates for Transgender Equality Filed a Lawsuit to Challenge Ohio’s Birth Certificate Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2018

Media contact:
Aaron Eckhardt, Interim Executive Director
(614) 294-7867 | aaron@bravo-ohio.org

COLUMBUS — Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union, and Lambda Legal announced a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s refusal to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates, for any reason, at any time.

 

“It is unconscionable that Ohio continues to deny this basic right to transgender people. Without a birth certificate that aligns with who they are, our transgender citizens from Ohio are at risk of being outed and are more vulnerable to violence. It is time for Ohio to join the vast majority of states that recognize the cruelty of withholding something so vital to a person’s identity. I believe the people of Ohio are better than this and will support this change in the law.”, Says Debé Turnbull, Board president for BRAVO.

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Mar 15, 2018

BRAVO 2018 First Quarter Report

The first quarter of 2018 is coming to an end. In this short time, we have already made a number of significant transitions; the largest being the promotion of our new Interim Executive Director, Aaron Eckhardt, MSW. They have been with BRAVO for 7 years, in the capacity of Training and Technical Assistance Director, and most recently as Associate Director. The institutional knowledge they bring to BRAVO ensures the smooth continuation of programs and services. ..

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May19

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 2018

Save the date - SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 - Details coming soon! Join BRAVO for a magical evening filled with fun and adventure! Come out and ..