Join BLAC on Dec. 13th for a Holiday Party!

Join Women With A Vision, Inc. for our monthly gathering of B.L.A.C., the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition! Invite your friends! This month BLAC is hosting a Holiday Party on Sunday December 13th from 5-8pm at Second Wine Vine! Each one bring one style, the more the merrier! Are you a Black LGBTQ+ identified person? Are you looking for the perfect holiday meet up with other folks like you? Come on … [Read more...]

Join WWAV for the Next BLAC Meeting!

Join Women With A Vision, Inc. for the next monthly gathering of B.L.A.C., the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition! Invite your friends! This Sunday, Sept 27, 2015 from 5-8pm BLAC will meet up at Shamrock New Orleans (4133 Carrolton Ave.)...but wait...there's more! This month's meeting happens to fall on a Saints Sunday so we've reserved Shamrock from 12-5pm for a BLAC Saints watch party so come on … [Read more...]

WWAV Hosts Second Meeting of the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition!

Join WWAV for a second meeting of BLAC, the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition! Invite your friends to the event page! MEET US AT Funky NOLA ANYTIME BETWEEN 5-8pm ON SUNDAY JULY 12th, 2015. RSVP on Facebook here. B.L.A.C. is a space for Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, same gender loving and Transgender people livin...g in the U.S. South to work together around the social … [Read more...]

*TODAY* Support WWAV for GiveOUT Day!!

Today is Give OUT Day, the national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24-hour online fundraising campaign that unites the LGBTQ community nationally to raise critically needed funds to support the diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits including advocacy groups, community centers, arts groups, organizers, clinics, student clubs, sports leagues, and more. This has been another exciting … [Read more...]

WWAV Hosts First Meeting of BLAC – The Black LGBTQ Action Coalition!

Join Women with a Vision, Inc. for our first meeting of BLAC - The Black LGBTQ Action Coalition on Tuesday, May 5th from 6:30-8:30pm! What is BLAC? The Black LGBTQ Action Coalition is a partnership between WWAV and Mississippi In Action to organize Black LGBTQ people throughout Louisiana and Mississippi and to support those individuals in advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness, accessible … [Read more...]

BreakOUT! and WWAV Present: Real Sex Week!

Women With a Vision is excited to co-sponsor BreakOUT's monthly H.A.R.T. Program event this month, which will focus on celebrating and educating LGBTQ youth of color around sex and sexual health! Join BreakOUT! at their offices this week for conversation, coffee, cocoa, and good energy and games around sex! Each event centers around a different component at the intersection of sex and … [Read more...]

Trans Lives Matter: Learn More this Transgender Awareness Week!

November 14th - 20th marks Transgender Awareness Week, a week where individuals and organizations around the country help to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and take action by educating the public and advancing advocacy around the issues that transgender people face. The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an … [Read more...]

WWAV Receives Grant from the Elton John Foundation to Support LGBTQ Advocacy

Since our inception 25 years ago, Women With a Vision, Inc. has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of lesbians and other members of the LGBTQ community through health education, advocacy, support, and access to care. Over the years our work has evolved to take on policy-level issues impacting LGBTQ communities across the South. WWAV is excited to announce that we were … [Read more...]

WWAV To Hold Focus Groups for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence

Women With a Vision is holding focus groups to hear from LGBTQ residents of Orleans Parish who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Why should I participate in the focus group? WWAV wants to know what your needs are when it comes to services and if you’ve been able to access services and how you use those services. Your voice and concerns and … [Read more...]

Join WWAV at “Dark and Stormy: A QTPOC & Friends Halloween Party”!

This Halloween night, join Women With a Vision, along with Wildseeds: The New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective, BBQ NOLA (Black Brown Queer New Orleans), and BreakOUT for a QTPOC & Friends Halloween Dance Party and Fundraiser! For just $5-$10 suggested donation, come get your Halloween partying on starting at 9:00pm! What is this exactly? A Halloween night dance party for … [Read more...]

WWAV and BreakOUT Co-Sponsor “Out in the Night” screening with the New Orleans Film Festival!

Women with a Vision, Inc. and BreakOUT in collaboration with the New Orleans Film Festival present a screening and discussion of "Out in the Night." "Out in the Night" is a documentary film by blair dorosh-walther examining the 2006 case of the New Jersey 4, four young, black lesbian friends from Newark who were charged with assault when they defended themselves against an attack. Out in the … [Read more...]

Join WWAV at the “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization” Conference August 9th!

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs is holding their annual Regional Training Academy in New Orleans this year! Co-sponsors and local hosts of the event are BreakOUT!, along with support from Women with a Vision, Inc. and the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans. Join us for an all-day mini conference on talking through strategies to end violence in LGBTQ communities in New … [Read more...]

WWAV Joins LGBTQ and Allied Organizations in Statement of Solidarity

Statement of the LGBTQ March and Rally for Safety Through Solidarity As members of the LGBTQ community in New Orleans, we support the safety and well-being of our community and of all New Orleanians. We believe that increased police presence and the continuing expansion of the prison-industrial complex[1] is not the way to make our community safer. The LGBT March and Rally Against Violence to … [Read more...]

WWAV’s Digital Storytelling Project to Battle Stigma, Stereotypes

In today's media environment, we often see popular messaging coming from the top down that attempts to solve "problems" in marginalized communities, allowing voices from outside these communities to speak about the health and lives of women, queer, and transgender people. In many ways the mass media can contribute to the inequities and isolation of already-marginalized populations, shaping the … [Read more...]