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 Network Wins Avon Global Communications Award for Exemplary Messages to Reduce Gender Violence 

Friends Help Friends Survive Campaign wins Break the Silence Award  for work that effectively encourages everyday people to act. 

Fergue Avon Announce

The NW Network  has been named the recipient of the Breaking the Silence Award for the 3rd Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women. The NW Network was honored for its Friends Help Friends Survive Campaign, aimed at engaging friends and family to support survivors of domestic violence. The awards are part of the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which has donated nearly $58 million globally to end violence against women since its launch in 2004.  The 2014 awards also honored communication campaigns in India, Brazil, Singapore and Australia.

“Communication and education are critical elements to ignite bystanders into action, and without public awareness and education, bystanders often do not intervene to help in abusive situations,” said Carol Kurzig, Avon Foundation for Women President. “The Avon Communications Award Winners are casting a spotlight on issues that affect one in three women across the globe.” The innovative Friends Help Friends Survive campaign, which launched on New Year’s Eve on CBS’ Times Square marquee, trades on the popular fascination with zombies to deliver its message.

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[Webinars: April]

Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence: Considerations for Advocates & Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners

Tuesday, April 22nd, 12 – 1:30 pm PDT

To Register, click here

In honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month, this webinar will focus on building awareness of the context and experiences of LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence, and offer participants strategies for providing meaningful and culturally sensitive services, advocacy, and forensic examinations.   In this interactive webinar, we will examine the intersections of homophobia, transphobia & sexual assault, and barriers LGBTQ survivors may face when navigating our system responses. This session will offer attendees an opportunity to examine their current practices, get support, and learn practical skills to increase access  for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. 

Presented by Amarinthia Torres & Kristin Tucker, Northwest Network


[Community Education & Social Events]

Queer Parent’s Networking Dinner

Dinner & Childcare is On Us!

2nd Thursdays, January – June, 2014

Next QPND May 8, 6-8:00 pm

@ Gay City in the Calamus Auditorium, 517 E Pike St. Seattle

To register, click here 

Queer Parents’ Networking Dinner is a monthly dinner to meet other LGBTQ families and parents, talk about parenting and other issues that are affecting their lives.  Queer Parents’ Networking Dinner is open to ALL Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Two-Spirited, Queer and Questioning families, including co-parents, and people who have a significant role in the life of a child.

RSVP so we can plan your dinner.  If you need childcare, RSVP at least one week in advance. To RSVP register online or call at 206.568.7777.

Click here for the flyer



Spring Relationship Skills Class!

 Join us Monday May 5 – June 23, 6-8:30PM (no class Monday May 26, Memorial Day)

Registration is Closed

Spring Class is full – mark your calendar for Fall, Wednesdays starting 10/1

Please join us for Spring Relationship Skills Class! This 7 week course explores the skills we need to build the relationships we want. Interpreters are available. If you need an interpreter we are happy to provide one; please register by Monday, April 21st. Location is accessible @ Calamus Auditorium at Gay City 517 E Pike St, Seattle. Topics include: Identifying cultural norms & personal values Accountability Naming & setting boundaries Strengthening support networks and more! Suggested donation: $90.00. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships & trades available.

For more information, accesssibility questions or to register, contact Deann at: 206.568.7777 or

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