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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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Many people are surprised to hear that sexual violence occurs in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Sadly, not only does sexual violence take place, it is happening at the same rate as in heterosexual relationships: 25% to 33% of all LGBT relationships are affected by domestic violence.

The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) exists to help by offering the LGBTQI community comprehensive programs for survivor advocacy and assistance caused by hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, 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.


Jul 07, 2015

Which, When, How, Really: The Importance of Civil Protection Orders and how they help

Aaron Eckhardt, MSW, BRAVO Training & Technical Assistance Director

I know it can be very confusing when trying to navigate the Ohio Civil Justice System especially when trying to obtain protection from another person. During a scary and potentially dangerous time, the system can seem like a series of closed doors leading to empty hallways. There is a light at the end of those hallways and a system of protection: this article will outline the different kinds of Civil Protection Orders Ohio has to offer and when someone can request them. Also I will discuss some myths regarding the world of Protection Orders and why, if enforced, they do work.


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Jul 01, 2015

Celebrate nationwide marriage equality, but be aware of possible backlash

Love Wins! Celebrations continue all around Ohio and the nation in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting nationwide marriage equality.

As we must honor and celebrate our communities with this huge win, it is also important to know that here in Ohio LGBTQI people can still be fired, not hired, evicted, denied housing, and/or denied access to public accommodations. These forms of hate and bias violence and discrimination are still legal in Ohio.

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Youth Safety Summit

BRAVO – Stonewall Youth Leadership Academy: Youth Safety Summit October 9-11, 2015..


Ho, Ho, Ho, for BRAVO

December 18, 2015 Come join BRAVO for a night of fun filled holiday entertainment! A evening filled with many local performers playing your favorite tunes. Also be s..