NCAVP Mourns the Death of 31-year-old Brian Anderson, a Black gay man in Detroit, MI

NCAVP mourns the death of Brian Anderson, a 31-year-old Black gay man who passed on July 6, 2019, after being targeted by Demetris Nelson (26) through the gay dating app, Grindr. According to media reports, Anderson was an aspiring minister, active member, and praise and worship leader at Steadfast Baptist Church. Friends comment that Anderson had a heart for the poor and sought to make positive change among the youth.

On Twitter, a local church community member says, “The iR.O.C.K Young Adult Family mourn the passing of our kind-hearted and energetic brother Brian Anderson from Detroit, Michigan. Bro. Anderson was a member of the iROCK Praise & Worship Team who always had a distinct way of bonding with others in his section, he will be missed.”

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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of Brooklyn Lindsey, a 32-year-old Black trans woman in Kansas City, MO

NCAVP mourns the death of Brooklyn Lindsey, a 32-year-old Black trans woman, who was found dead Tuesday morning on June 25, 2019.  According to media reports, police found Brooklyn’s body at an abandoned home in Kansas City, MO, where neighbors reported they heard arguing and possibly gunshots at 2:30 AM.  Brooklyn’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

A representative from NCAVP member Kansas City Anti-Violence Project shared, “Today, June 25th, 2019, another black trans woman was found murdered in Kansas City, MO! We are saddened, but mostly angered by the continued violence against our sisters!”

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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Zoe Spears, a Black trans woman in Fairmount Heights, MD

NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Zoe Spears, a Black trans woman in Fairmount Heights, MD. Spears is the second trans woman to be killed in the area this year. According to local reports, friends remember her for her independent spirit and love for life. Spears lived independently and dreamed of becoming a lawyer.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder. Investigation is ongoing and charges are forthcoming.

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 memberIf you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach our free bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Chanel Scurlock, a Black trans woman in Lumberton, North Carolina

NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Chanel Scurlock, a Black trans woman who was found dead in Lumberton, North Carolina, just after midnight on Wednesday June 5th.  Chanel died from a gunshot wound.

“RIP baby,” wrote a friend on Facebook. “Chanel Scurlock You your life as you wanted. I’m proud of you for being unapologetically correct about your feelings and expectations of YOU.”

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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP Mourns the Death of 28-year-old Ronald ‘Trey’ Peters III, a white gay man in Atlanta, GA

NCAVP mourns the death of Ronald ‘Trey’ Peters III, a 28-year-old gay man who died from a gunshot wound on June 4th in Atlanta, GA. Media reports say, ‘The fatal shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Peters was on his way to the MARTA station before work, his partner told police. Multiple witnesses said that as Peters walked down the roadway, two men got out of a truck and put on masks, the report said. The men told Peters to hand over his bag, a witness said. The incident report indicates one of the men then called Peters an anti-gay slur.”

Peters was a beloved social worker, living in Decatur, GA. According to a family obituary, Peters is survived by his parents, grandfather, brother, and partner. A friend writes of him, “Trey always included me and made me feel like part of the group in the JSU drama department. Performing with him in “Death by Darkness” was a highlight of my time there. His and presence were a gift to everyone who knew him.” Condolences may be offered to the Peters family online at www.kilgroefh.com Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City.

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 memberIf you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach our free bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of 32-year-old Evan Grabelsky, a white cisgender gay man in Long Island, NY

NCAVP mourns the death of 32-year-old Evan Grabelsky, a white cisgender gay man in Long Island, NY, whose life was lost to intimate partner violence, Saturday, June 1, 2019. According to reports, Evan was active as a children’s camp counselor and special education paraprofessional. Nassau County Police anticipate that 21-year-old Ryan Lindquist, of Massapequa, will face charges of second degree murder for the stabbing that caused his death.

NCAVP’s latest report, issued earlier this year, Hate Violence and Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected Communities in 2017 highlights LGBTQ people’s risk for severe and fatal intimate partner violence, as well as hate violence.

We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence against and within 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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of Chynal Lindsey, a 26-year-old Black trans woman, in Grand Prairie, Texas

NCAVP mourns the death of Chynal Lindsey, a 26-year-old Black trans woman, whose body was found on May 31, 2019. According to media reports, Ruben Alvarado, 22, has been arrested in connection with her death. Chynal lived in Grand Prairie, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, and was a native of Chicago, who worked in home health care.  Chynal is at least the fourth Black transgender woman to be killed in Dallas in less than four years.

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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of Johana Medina Leon, a 25-year-old El Salvadoran trans woman

NCAVP mourns the death of Johana Medina Leon, 25, who died just four days after she was released from ICE custody and taken to a hospital, May 28, 2019.  According to media sources, Johana was detained for seven weeks by ICE, after she requested asylum from her home country of El Salvador, where she faced severe and escalating transphobia.  Johana’s death comes a year after the death of Roxsana Hernandez Rodruiguez died in ICE custody in New Mexico.

Johana was a certified nurse in El Salvador.  OJ Pitaya, an advocate with Diversidad Sin Fronteras, an LGBT human rights organization, shared that Johana was a certified nurse in El Salvador, and “Her dream was to come to the US to get certified and make a living healing people.”

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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of Timothy Blancher, a 20-year-old Black gay man in Detroit, MI

NCAVP mourns the death of Timothy Blancher, a 20 year old Black gay man who died from a gunshot wound on May 25th in a Detroit, MI home.  Media reports indicate that Devon Robinson, 18, also of Detroit, was arrested for killing of Timothy, along with 21-year old ,  Alunte Davis, another gay man, and 20-year old Paris Cameron, a trans woman.  Reports indicate the motive for the killing was hatred of LGBTQ people.

Alanna Maguire President of the The Fair Michigan Justice Project, said “This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit’s LGBTQ 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 bilingual 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.

NCAVP mourns the death of Paris Cameron, a 20-year-old Black trans woman, in Detroit, MI

NCAVP mourns the death of Paris Cameron, a 20-year-old Black trans woman who died from a gunshot wound on May 25th in a Detroit, MI home. Media reports indicate that Devon Robinson, 18, also of Detroit, was arrested for killing of Paris, along with 21-year old,  Alunte Davis and 20-year old, Timothy Blancher, two gay men.  Reports indicate the motive for the killing was hatred of LGBTQ people.

Alanna Maguire President of the The Fair Michigan Justice Project, said “This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit’s LGBTQ 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 bilingual 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.