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NCAVP mourns the death of Chynal Lindsey, a 26-year-old Black trans woman, in Grand Prairie, Texas

NCAVP mourns the death of Chynal Lindsey, a 26-year-old Black trans woman, whose body was found on May 31, 2019. According to media reports, Ruben Alvarado, 22, has been arrested in connection with her death. Chynal lived in Grand Prairie, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, and was a native of Chicago, who worked in home health care.  Chynal is at least the fourth Black transgender woman to be killed in Dallas in less than four years.

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.