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NCAVP mourns the death of 17-year-old Bailey Reeves, a Black transgender woman in Baltimore, MD whose life was tragically taken on September 2, 2019.
According to local reports, Bailey Reeves and friends were met with violence on Labor Day when Bailey was shot to death. Reeves’ death raises the number of trans peopled killed to 17, most of which are Black trans women. The majority of deaths have been due to gun violence. As more details of the story develop, our condolences are with Bailey Reeves’ family, friends, and community.
We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence against our communities. If you need support in these difficult times, you can always reach out to your local NCAVP member. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach our free bilngual national hotline at 212-714-1141 or report online for support.
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.