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NCAVP mourns the death of 30-year-old Brianna BB Hill, a Black transgender woman in Kansas City, MO

NCAVP mourns the death of 30-year-old Brianna BB Hill, a Black transgender woman in Kansas City, MO whose life was tragically taken on October 14, 2019.

According to Kansas City Police the man custody shot and killed Brianna is in custody after waiting for the police to arrive at the scene for his arrest. The suspect remains unnamed and details are developing. Investigators are seeking a motive for the shooting. Hill is at the very least the 21st known transgender person killed in the United States this year. The majority of which are Black women. Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Brianna BB Hill.

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.