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HRC Mourns Tony McDade, Black Trans Man Killed in Florida

The Human Rights Campaign is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tony McDade, a Black transgender man killed in Tallahassee, Florida, on May 27. His death is believed to be the at least 12th violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person this year in the U.S. McDade was allegedly killed by police — which could make it the third officer-involved shooting in just under two months involving the Tallahassee Police Department. According to reports, several people recorded the event, where you can hear one person scream: “Let’s go in peace. No need for anyone else to get hurt.”

McDade used the nickname “Tony the Tiger” with friends. He was a Gemini. His loved ones are mourning his death online, saying “You have such a big heart… Just your energy would lift my spirits.” Another friend said, “The bond that we all held from the #Feds2TheFree some people will never understand but when you tired you tired. I can only thank god for letting us hear your voice one last time and you saying you love us.”

“The Human Rights Campaign and the entire transgender and non-binary community demand accountability and answers for Tony’s death — and countless […]

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