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NCAVP mourns the death of 29-year-old Itali Marlowe, a Black transgender woman in Houston, TX

NCAVP mourns the death of 29-year-old Itali Marlowe, a Black transgender woman in Houston, TX whose life was tragically taken on September 20, 2019, According to reports, Itali Marlowe died after sustaining multiple gunshot injuries in Houston. The 29-year-old was found near her home in a driveway, after her roommate was seen fleeing the scene. Local police and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office have identified 23-year-old Raymond Donald Williams, Marlowe’s roommate at the time of the shooting, and charged him with murder.

Marlowe is the fourth trans woman to be murdered in Texas this year, following Muhlaysia BookerChynal Lindsey, and Tracy Single. Our condolences are with the family and friends of Itali Marlowe. 

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.