NCAVP mourns the death of 24-year-old Pebbles LaDime Doe, a Black transgender woman in Allendale, SC whose life was tragically taken on Sunday, August 4, 2019. While Pebbles’ untimely death is under investigation, details remain unclear. In initial reports, local media and police deadnamed and misgendered Pebbles, a practice that furthers harm and discrimination against transgender people. Her family says, “[Dime] always been a friendly person to everyone. The joy of anyone’s life.”
The Alliance for Full Acceptance issued a statement at the news of Doe’s death.
“While our community is still reeling from the murder of one of our transgender sisters in North Charleston just two weeks ago, we now learn that a second black trans woman has been murdered not even one hundred miles away. We are sounding the alarm— We are in an absolute state of emergency for black transgender women.
“ We are at a crisis point that demands the nation’s attention,” the Alliance for Full Acceptance continued. “At this moment, there is no sense of peace or security for our transgender community— and there won’t be until their lives are truly respected and valued by society.”
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 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.