NCAVP mourns the death of TeeTee Dangerfield, a Black transgender woman, who was fatally shot while parked in her vehicle on the morning of July 31, according to media reports. No suspect and no motive have been reported in her homicide, though College Park police are pursuing leads.
We mourn the loss of TeeTee Dangerfield, who was described by her cousin as “just an all-around beautiful person” and “an amazing soul,” and who is the 16th transgender woman of color and the 13th Black transgender woman we have lost to fatal violence this year. We see again and again that black transgender women are disproportionately and overwhelmingly affected by hate violence, and that this violence is all too often fatal. This cannot go on. We call upon our communities of many identities- LGBTQ, Black, of color- to embrace our transgender sisters and support each other through economic empowerment and narratives of strength and love.
We send love and care to the friends and loved ones of TeeTee Dangerfield. To support TeeTee’s family with burial and funeral costs, please visit their fundraiser here.
In memory of TeeTee Dangerfield.