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NCAVP mourns the death of 32-year-old Evan Grabelsky, a white cisgender gay man in Long Island, NY

NCAVP mourns the death of 32-year-old Evan Grabelsky, a white cisgender gay man in Long Island, NY, whose life was lost to intimate partner violence, Saturday, June 1, 2019. According to reports, Evan was active as a children’s camp counselor and special education paraprofessional. Nassau County Police anticipate that 21-year-old Ryan Lindquist, of Massapequa, will face charges of second degree murder for the stabbing that caused his death.

NCAVP’s latest report, issued earlier this year, Hate Violence and Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected Communities in 2017 highlights LGBTQ people’s risk for severe and fatal intimate partner violence, as well as hate violence.

We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence against and within 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.