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