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AVP learns of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident in Bushwick, Brooklyn; calls for increased awareness of violence faced by LGBTQ New Yorkers

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AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident that occurred in on Saturday morning, September 27th, around 7 am on Broadway near Putnam Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. According to media reports and information from the King's County Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, a young man who identifies as gay, and who at the time of the attack was in feminine clothing, was walking with friends when he was accosted by two men and a 17-year old teenager shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs. When the survivor tried to run, he was pursued by the three alleged offenders and shot in the back. All three men were apprehended, arrested and charged with a variety of charges including hate crime charges. The survivor was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Brookdale University Hospital, and then released.

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AVP learns of an attempted sexual violence incident in Greenwich Village last Friday

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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an attempted sexual violence incident which occurred last Friday afternoon, September 12th, in Greenwich Village. According to media sources, an unidentified man lured a 17 teen year old young man into the Hilary Gardens Parking Garage, and tried to sexually assault him. The 17 year old escaped unharmed, and the alleged offender has yet to be apprehended.

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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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