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NCAVP mourns the death of 43-year-old Therese Bradley Horton, a Black queer woman in Atlanta, GA

NCAVP mourns the death of 43-year-old Therese Bradley Horton, a Black queer woman in Atlanta, GA whose life was tragically taken on August 4, 2019.

According to local reports, Therese Bradley Horton became a victim of fatal intimate partner violence when her girlfriend, Candace Morgan, 35, chased and shot her outside of an entertainment complex in Atlanta, GA. Morgan is currently charged with murder and investigations are ongoing. 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. Our condolences are with Therese Horton’s family, friends, and community.

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.