NCAVP mourns the death of Sasha Garden, a 27 year-old black transgender woman, in Orange County, FL. According to media reports, Garden was found the morning of July 19, 2018 behind an apartment building near Orange Blossom Trail. Police believe she may not have been a resident but was a sex worker in the area.
Garden was known as outspoken and dreamt of becoming a hairdresser. A vigil will be held in the coming days to honor her. Police encourage anyone with information to call 800-423-8477.
We send our love and care to her friends and loved ones.
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.