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Islan Nettles: In Memoriam

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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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AVP learns of an attack on a transgender woman in a Subway Station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; calls for increased awareness of violence faced by transgender women in New York City

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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an attack on a transgender woman in the Franklin Avenue 4/5 subway station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Monica Roberts of TransGriot posted about the incident on her blog this weekend, discussing a disturbing videos posted to Facebook showing a man assaulting an unidentified transgender woman while onlookers look on and shout and laugh in the background. In one of the videos the offender can be heard making transphobic remarks. The link to the Facebook video are here and here, and we link to them with the warning that they could be triggering and are graphically violent (you also need to be logged into Facebook to view it).

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AVP learns of an anti-gay attack on the Lower East Side; calls for increased awareness of violence faced by LGBTQ New Yorkers

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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an anti-gay attack which occurred on August 1st on Manhattan's Lower East Side near the intersection of Essex and Delancey Streets. According to NYPD, a 29 year old Brooklyn woman was slashed across the face coming to the aid of a man who was being called anti-gay slurs by a 32 year old man. The alleged offender was arrested and charged with a hate crime in connection with the incident.

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AVP learns of an incident of anti-gay harassment which occurred at Eataly in the Flatiron District of Manhattan

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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an incident of anti-gay harassment which occurred at Eataly in the Flatiron District of Manhattan on July 17th, 2014. According to a media source, Kip Kouri became involved in an altercation with Eataly staff which resulted in a security guard calling Kouri homophobic slurs. Kouri was also injured and required stitches as a result of the incident.

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AVP learns of an attack on a transgender woman in the South Bronx; calls for increased awareness of violence faced by transgender women in New York City

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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an attack on a transgender woman that occurred last Wednesday, July 23rd, around 1 am on East 149th Street near Third Avenue in the South Bronx. According to a media source a transgender woman, age 29, was harassed by two men shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs. The men followed her into a deli where they instructed the clerk not to server her, and then assaulted her, leaving her with an injury to her ear.

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