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NCAVP mourns the death of Paris Cameron, a 20-year-old Black trans woman, in Detroit, MI

NCAVP mourns the death of Paris Cameron, a 20-year-old Black trans woman 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 Paris, along with 21-year old,  Alunte Davis and 20-year old, Timothy Blancher, two gay men.  Reports indicate the motive for the killing was hatred of LGBTQ people.

Alanna Maguire President of the The Fair Michigan Justice Project, said “This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit’s LGBTQ 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 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.