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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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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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NCAVP mourns the death of Mia Henderson, a transgender woman of color in Baltimore, Maryland; the fifth death of transgender women of color that NCAVP has responded to since the beginning of June

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the death of Mia Henderson, a transgender woman of color in Baltimore, Maryland. According to media reports, Mia was discovered in an alley early on Wednesday, July 16th, while police were serving a search warrant in the area. According to police, she appears to have died from trauma to the body, indicating homicide.

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NCAVP mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle, Washington

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, which occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, in the Central District of Seattle. According to local media sources, Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder, and may have targeted the two men using an online dating or hook up app. According to local law enforcement, police have not ruled out the possibility that this double homicide was hate-motivated. According to prosecutors, Said and Anderson-Young did not know their alleged killer, and there appeared to be no additional motive, such as robbery, for the homicides. Brown is currently at large and is suspected in a recent car-jacking in New Jersey.

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NCAVP mourns the death of Tiff Edwards, a transgender woman of color in Walnut Hills, Ohio; the fourth death of transgender women of color that NCAVP has responded to in June of 2014

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the death of Tiff Edwards who was found shot to death in Walnut Hills, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, on Thursday, June 26th. According to local media reports she was discovered by a sanitation worker and her body was lying in the middle of the road.

NCAVP has responded to the deaths of three other transgender women of color this June alone. Zoraida Reyes's body was discovered on Thursday June 12th behind a Dairy Queen, her death has been ruled suspicious by investigators because it is believed her body was moved to that location, but has not yet been ruled a homicide. On June 3rd, the body of Kandy Hall was discovered in a field in Northeast Baltimore in what local police believe to be a homicide. And on June 19th, the body of Yaz'min Shancez was found behind a Budget Truck Rental on Powell Street in Fort Myers, Florida. According to local media reports, local police believe her death to be a homicide, and her body had been burned.

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