NCAVP mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Chicago, IL

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Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, age 26, was stabbed to death on July 27th 2017 by his boyfriend, Wyndham Lathem, and another man, Andrew Warren in Lathem’s apartment. According to media reports, Cornell-Duranleau and Lathem may have had a falling out. Lathem and Warren were also allegedly part of an online chat site where they had been planning a murder-suicide scenario for months. After killing Cornell-Duranleau, Lathem and Warren fled, but were eventually apprehended and charged.

We mourn the loss of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, and send love and care to his friends and loved ones. Though not often discussed, gay and bisexual men experience intimate partner violence at similar if not higher rates as men who identify as heterosexual. As a community, and as a society, we must talk about LGBTQ IPV before it escalates, and raise up the experiences of queer, gay, bisexual and transgender men who are often left out of the conversations about this violence.

IPV affects our whole community. If you think someone is in an unhealthy relationship, reach out to them. We need to look out for and support each other.

In memory of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

If you are in the Chicago area, NCAVP member program Center on Halsted is available to support you. Call (773) 472-6469 or visit for more information. 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.