Victoria Carmen White was more than just a transgender woman. She was more than just my dearest high school friend and more then just victim of violence. She was "My sister from another mister" and was even unofficially adopted by my family. She was funny, charismatic, and loved dance and the arts . She was graceful and beautiful. Victoria cared about life, her friends, and her family; to know her was a friend was to love her as family.
Victoria Carmen White was a world traveller; who she generously shared all of herself, her experiences, and her knowledge with others. Often, she would personally finance trips for her friends to travel to accompany her, as she modeled, danced and performed across the global. She created excitement and joy by sharing her life and the world with her friends.
Many of my life experiences would never have been the same without her. Because of her I experienced traveling all across the country, sampled exotic cuisine from all over the world, and got unbelievable fashion tips. She was ahead of her time and truly out of this world. She had the ability to make you laugh and smile through the toughest times by simply by putting one hand on her hip, tilting her head to the side, looking up at the ceiling as she shook her hair, and let out an "oh girl", just before she gave the the greatest advice in the world.
Victoria Carmen White was a beautiful model, an energetic dancer, and my sister. She was a transgender woman and on September 12, 2010, she was shot to death.
The Anti-violence Project (AVP) provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people each year throughout the New York City metro area. Thet provide direct client services, community organizing, and public advocacy support. In addition, the AVP was named a White House Champion of Change (via the Obama administration) for our work on intimate partner violence within LGBTQH communities. In 2010, the AVP Board of Directors received the Alan Morrow Prize for Board Excellence from the Stonewall Foundation.
AVP's goal is to support the LGBTQH community and create a world without violence. This fundraiser is in memorial of Victoria and in support of AVP. Together we can create a new future for the LGBTQH and extend the average life expectancy of transgender women, beyond the age 23.
- $28 dollar in honor of Victoria Carmen White’s 28 years on this earth.
- $32 in recognition of Victoria Carmen White’s life and how old she would have been in 2014.
- $72 today! In 2013 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stated that 72% of the homicide victims reported that year were transgender women.
- $100, or more, and take a stand against violence.
Whatever you can give, ever dollar makes a difference in a life.