July 3rd, 2017 On July 2nd, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) learned that 28-year-old Lynchburg, VA, resident Ebony Morgan was found dead on Rivermont Ave in the city. Ebony, who identified as a transgender woman of color, was shot and died early Sunday morning at Lynchburg General Hospital. The Virginia

May 9th, 2017 The Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) has learned that 67-year-old Chesterfield, VA resident, Bruce Garnett, was found stabbed to death in his home on April 21st, 2017. Bruce, a gay man and early advocate in Virginia for gay rights, had been dead for several weeks when he was

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NCAVP Media Contact: Sue Yacka (212) 714-1184; syacka@avp.org NCAVP denounces the Trump administration’s lack of support for transgender students The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), which is made up of over 50 lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy groups across

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NCAVP Media Contact: Sue Yacka (212) 714-1184; syacka@avp.org Transgender Law Center contact: Jill Marcellus (510) 587.9695; jill@transgenderlawcenter.org National LGBTQ organizations denounce the arrest of a transgender survivor of domestic violence by ICE officers in El Paso, Texas. NATIONAL – The National Coalition of

January 8th, 2017 The Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) has learned that 29-year-old Newport News, VA, resident India Monroe was killed in a private residence in Newport News on Wednesday, December 21st. India identified as a black transgender woman, but was misgendered in initial local media coverage of the homicide. At

Virginia Anti-Violence Project is committed to addressing and ending violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia. We have created this resource list to provide our community with several options when seeking support and advocacy services. Please share with your loved ones. Diversity