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NCAVP learns of the death of Jamie Johnson in Pickens County, Alabama; Calls for National Awareness on LGBTQ Intimate Partner and Family Violence

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned about the homicide of Jamie Johnson, age 36, in Pickens County, Alabama. According to local media reports, 51 year-old Anita Hill has been arrested and charged with shooting her son's boyfriend of four years in the back at a Love's Truck Stop. As of now, local authorities are not investigating this as a hate violence homicide and are saying Hill's motive is that Johnson was in a "violent" relationship with her son.

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NCAVP Commends the Office on Violence Against Women for Releasing Guidance Regarding the Nondiscrimination Grant Condition in the Violence Against Women Act to Protect LGBTQ Survivors

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Today, the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released guidance on a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to inform the intimate partner and sexual violence field about the new nondiscrimination grant condition within the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, an queer (LGBTQ) survivors from discrimination.

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NCAVP learns of the intimate partner homicide of Kurtland Ma in West Hollywood, California

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner homicide of Kurtland Ma in West Hollywood, California. According to local media sources, Ma was discovered, stabbed to death, on Saturday, March 29th in apartment he shared with his boyfriend, Andre Damiane Davids. Davids has since been arrested and is being held in connection with Ma's death.

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NCAVP Supports April 5th Actions to Call for End to Mass Deportations of Immigrant Communities

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) supports actions happening across the country on April 5th 2014 as a part of the Not 1 More Deportation Campaign, coordinated by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, to demand an end to the record breaking numbers of deportations of undocumented immigrants. On April 5th, 2014 it is expected that two million immigrants will have been deported under the Obama Administration, more deportations than any other administration. NCAVP joins our voices to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer organizations supporting the Not 1 More campaign, through the leadership of Southerners on New Ground (SONG).

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NCAVP Endorses National Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Calls for End to LGBTQ and HIV Sexual Assault

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This April, The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity with survivors and victims of sexual assault in commemorating the 14th annual National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this month, NCAVP raises awareness about this form of violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQ and HIV-affected) communities and calls for an end to sexual assault.

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