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NCAVP mourns the death of 20-year-old Alexus Keith, a Black queer woman in Denver, Colorado

NCAVP mourns the death of 20-year-old Alexus Keith, a Black queer woman in Denver, Colorado, the second homicide linked to intimate partner violence in 2019. According to media reports, Alexus died in April after being shot by her ex-girlfriend, Paulette Beazhane, who is 21-years-old. Paulette has been charged with Alexus’ murder.

NCAVP’s latest report, issued earlier this week, 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.