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NCAVP Mourns the Death of Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, A 31-Year-Old Black Trans Woman, in Chicago, IL

NCAVP Mourns the Death of Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, A 31-Year-Old Black Trans Woman in Chicago, IL. Reports say Ciara’s body was found with apparent stab wounds on October 3, 2018, after an argument with a man. Known and beloved in the Chicago ballroom community, Ciara is the second transgender woman to be killed in Chicago in a little over a month. Dejanay Stanton, 24, was the first reported transgender woman to be killed in Chicago this year, in a case that remains unsolved.

Ciara’s murder is being treated as a homicide and investigated by Chicago PD Area North detectives.

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.

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