NCAVP mourns the death of Traylon Brown, a 29-year-old gay black man from Dallas, TX. According to local news reports, Brown was found dead inside of his vehicle in the afternoon of Sunday, October 21st. Brown’s death is being investigated as a homicide.
Dallas police says Brown was also referred to, and identified as, “Brittany White.”According to the Dallas Voice, a friend of Brown, Rocky Collins, says that Brown didn’t identify as transgender but often dressed up in wigs and women’s clothing to meet men online.
Police are requesting anyone with information contact Detective Jacob White at 214-671-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org and reference case No. 231046-2018. For those who wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477 who is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in Brown’s case.
A gofundme has been set up by Brown’s family to help cover funeral expenses.
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.