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NCAVP mourns the death of Alunte Davis, a 21-year-old gay man who died from a gunshot wound on May 25th in a Detroit, MI home. Media reports indicate that Devon Robinson, 18, also of Detroit, was arrested for killing of Alunte, along with 20-year old Timothy Blancher, another gay man, and 20-year old Paris Cameron, a trans woman. Reports indicate the motive for the killing was hatred of LGBTQ people.
Alunte’s sister, Dasha Robinson, said of her brother, “Alunte was silly. He was full of life, he was helpful.”
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 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.