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NCAVP mourns the death of 21-year-old Te’a Denise Liger, a Black queer woman in Atlanta, GA

NCAVP mourns the death of 21-year-old Te’a Denise Liger, a Black queer woman in Atlanta, GA whose life was tragically taken on August 21, 2019.

Te’a is remembered as a star athlete, musical artist, and recent graduate from Kell High School in Marietta. She was also a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. According to local reports, Te’a was one of three people who was robbed and assaulted before succumbing to fatal injuries after being shot. Her mother mournfully told WSB-TV, “She was an artist in every way, painting, music and was the brightest spirit… They took her away from her brothers and she won’t be a hashtag or a face on a shirt. She wanted to be a change.” As investigations continue, police have charged one man with multiple counts of assault.

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 bilngual 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.