NCAVP mourns the hate violence homicide of John Jolly in New York City, NY

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NCAVP mourns the death of John Jolly, who was stabbed to death on the corner of 44th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017.  According to media reports, Nathaniel Glover, also known as Kidd Creole, allegedly killed Jolly because he believed that Jolly was hitting on him. Glover has been arrested and charged in connection with his death.

We mourn the loss of John Jolly, who was killed because he was perceived to be gay, or perceived to be making unwanted sexual advances toward someone he didn’t know.

Though we ask our allies and community members to pledge #IWillNotStandBy when witnessing violence on public transportation or on the street, we also know that it can be very dangerous to intervene, and that every incident of violence is different. Never put your own safety at risk, and be sure to assess the situation before intervening. Visit #IWillNotStandBy to learn tips on bystander intervention.

In memory of John Jolly.

NCAVP works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs and affiliate organizations who create systemic and social change. NCAVP is a program of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.