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; 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; Transgender Law Center contact: Jill Marcellus (510) 587.9695; 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

November 7, 2016 On November 6th, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) learned that 30-year-old Richmond, VA, resident Noony Norwood was killed on the southside of Richmond. Noony, who identified as a transgender woman of color, was shot on Saturday, November 5th and died the next morning. The Virginia Anti-Violence Project

November 1, 2016 The Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) has learned that 26-year-old Henrico, VA resident, Ava Latae Tucker, was killed in her home on Friday, October 28th, 2016. Ava’s ex-girlfriend has been arrested for the fatal stabbing. The Virginia Anti-Violence Project would like to express its sincere condolences to Ava’s

VAVP joins Casa Ruby, Girls United, and NCAVP in mourning the homicide of Crystal Edmonds, a transgender women of color killed in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, September 16th. This is the 20th reported killing of a transgender/gender non-conforming person NCAVP has responded to in 2016. You can read the full