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NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Chanel Scurlock, a Black trans woman in Lumberton, North Carolina

NCAVP mourns the death of 23-year-old Chanel Scurlock, a Black trans woman who was found dead in Lumberton, North Carolina, just after midnight on Wednesday June 5th.  Chanel died from a gunshot wound.

“RIP baby,” wrote a friend on Facebook. “Chanel Scurlock You [lived] your life as you wanted. I’m proud of you for being unapologetically correct about your feelings and expectations of YOU.”

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. 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.