The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of an unidentified gender non-conforming person, on August 15th, 2014 in Palmer Park, Michigan According to local NCAVP member organization Equality Michigan, Detroit Police have arrested Eduardo Moss, who they believe was the victim's partner, in connection to this homicide. Local authorities also, and believe this homicide is connected to two other attacks against transgender women in Michigan in recent weeks.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner homicide of Kelly Phillips in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to media sources, on Monday, August 11th, Phillips was shot several times by his ex-boyfriend, Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, at a local gas station. Hoffman then fled the scene in the car that both he and Phillips were driving in. Police have identified Hoffman as the primary suspect and have charged him with second degree murder. Local authorities have yet to apprehend Hoffman.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is deeply saddened by report of the torture and homicide of 8-year old Gabriel Fernandez, in Los Angeles, California. The homicide occurred in May 2013, however the motive and details of the killing are only now coming to light in a trial. According to local media accounts, Pearl Fernandez, Gabriel's mother, and her boyfriend Sauro Aguirre subjected Gabriel to severe child abuse and neglect, torture, and frequent beatings that resulted in his death, in part because he played with dolls. Fernandez and Aguirre called Gabriel gay as a part of their verbal abuse.
One year ago today, in Harlem, Islan Nettles, a transgender woman of color, was walking with her friends when she was beaten by a man shouting transphobic slurs. She died less than a week later from her injuries sustained in that attack – simply for being herself.
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