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NCAVP mourns the death of Sarah Hawkins, a 43-year old woman from Phoenix, AZ

NCAVP mourns the death of 43-year old Sarah Hawkins, who, according to media reports, was shot by her ex-partner, 33-year old Fiona Luvisi, who then killed herself. No more information is available at this time, but NCAVP members will continue to reach out to the local community to offer support. Violence within intimate relationships happens as often—or more often–among LGBTQ people, yet is seldom discussed. As this tragic loss shows us and as NCAVP reports consistently show, this violence can be deadly.

We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence within our communities. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, or simply if you need support in these difficult times, you can reach our free bilingual national hotline at 212-714-1141 or report online for support or you can always reach out to your local NCAVP member.

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.