This October, The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity with survivors and victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in commemorating the 27th annual Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. During this month, NCAVP raises awareness about this form of violence within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected communities and calls for an end to intimate partner violence.
NCAVP's 2013 report on intimate partner violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in the United States was released October 15, 2014.
AVP has learned of an anti-gay hate violence attack that occurred on Monday, October 13th on Washington Avenue near Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights Brooklyn. According to media sources, a 33-year-old man was followed into his apartment building and attacked with a hammer by a man yelling anti-gay slurs. At this time, the suspect remains at large. The survivor was treated for injuries and then released.
AVP has learned of a brutal anti-transgender hate violence incident that occurred on Sunday, October 12th on Bushwick Avenue near Halsey Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. According to the Gay City News, an unidentified 28-year-old transgender woman was walking with a friend when she was viciously attacked by four men using anti-gay slurs who beat her with a 2x4. She was transported to Elmhurst hospital where she is in stable condition, but at risk for having suffered permanent brain damage from the attack.
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