Tucson Included for First Time in National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Domestic Violence Report

September 20, 2002

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects (NCAVP) will release the sixth annual national report on domestic violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities on Tuesday, September 23, 2002. For the first time, the work of the Wingspan Domestic Violence Project (WDVP) in Tucson, Arizona will be included in the national report.

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Wingspan Vandalized

June 20, 2002

All four of the long rainbow banners that usually hang outside on the front of Wingspan's building have recently disappeared due to vandalism.

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The Wingspan Domestic Violence Project Expands and Takes Its Services "On the Road."

June 15, 2002

Thanks to a generous grant from the Amazon Foundation, our volunteer program is expanding to address social change. Domestic Violence Project Director Cathy Busha uses the image of a tree to explain the project's vision: "Providing direct services to victims of domestic violence is only clipping the branches, . which will quickly grow back. In order to truly work against violence in our communities, we need to address the roots of violence, which lie in the abuse of power and are tied in with societal oppressions, particularly racism, sexism, . and homophobia."

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Wingspan Supports Richard Heakin Memorial Fund

June 12, 2002

The Richard Heakin Memorial Fund is raising funds for a memorial in Tucson-a bench and pedestal-to be permanently displayed on public property. This memorial will commemorate Richard Heakin, a visitor to Tucson who was killed in 1976 by a group of teenage boys who were out "cruising to hassle queers."

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