NCAVP mourns the death of Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, a Black transgender woman killed in Oklahoma City, OK, on November 27, 2017. Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson is at least the 27th transgender and gender-nonconforming person we have lost to violence in 2017. According to media reports, Stevenson was found dead early the morning of the 27th and police are investigating her death as a homicide, though the investigation is still in its early stages.
We mourn the loss of Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, and send love and care to her friends and loved ones. “We are heartbroken,” said Brooklyn’s family in a statement earlier this week. “Brooklyn BreYanna was an amazing daughter, sister and friend with a giving and loving heart. We pray that those who committed this heinous crime will be identified and Brooklyn will receive justice.”
In memory of Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson.
To contribute to Brooklyn’s family’s funeral expenses, donate here.
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. Read the full list here. You can also call NYC AVP’s hotline at any time for support: 212 714 1141.
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.