NCAVP mourns the death of Tydi, a transgender woman from Baltimore, Maryland. According to local news reports, Tydi’s body was found shortly after being shot. The Baltimore Transgender Alliance (BTA) identified Tydi in a Facebook post stating, “We deeply mourn the passing of Tydi and send our condolences to her family, friends, and the entire transgender and gender non-conforming community throughout Maryland and beyond.” The BTA will hold a vigil in Tydi’s honor Friday, Nov. 30 at a location and time to be announced.
Tydi’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police are requesting anyone with information contact the police homicide office at 410-396-2199 or send a text tip at 443-902-4824.
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.