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NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater, a Black transgender woman in Clewiston, FL whose life was tragically taken on September 1, 2019.
According to reports, Bee Love Slater, was identified by authorities after her body was found in the remains of an apparent car fire. Her gruesome death is currently under investigation as a homicide. Close friend, Kenard Wade, told media that Love was proud of her transition but had recently become fearful after receiving disturbing text messages on the night of her death. Another friend of Love’s, Desmond Vereen, remembered Love was “a people person.” Vereen, said, “she loved to be around people, and meeting new people, too, because of her new lifestyle that she transitioned into.” Vereen held a memorial for Love and made a vow to keep her memory alive. Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Bee Love Slater. She is the 18th reported death of a transgender person this year.
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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.