NCAVP mourns the death of Jeffrey Bright, a 16-year-old trans man in Beaver County, PA

NCAVP mourns the death of Jeffrey Bright, a 16-year-old trans man who was fatally shot by his mother Krisinda Ann Bright in Beaver County, PA on February 22. His mother called the police on herself shortly after the attack, and turned herself in for the murder of Jeffrey, and his sister Jasmine, whom she shot as well. 

Local LGBTQ+ youth advocacy group PRISM posted in Jeffrey’s honor, noting that he was a “beautiful person with the brightest eyes and smile.” They also commented on the allyship of his sister, who often attended PRISM gatherings with Jeffrey, saying that she was a “sweet, shy, and artistic soul.” Jeffrey’s cousin has been devoted to honoring his name, posting #hisnamewasjeffrey on any social media or news posts that deadname him. The org held a candlelight vigil in Jeffrey’s honor on February 23.

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.