The National LGBTQ Task Force responds to the death of a second Black gay man in the home of Ed Buck
(Washington, DC January 8): On the second death at Ed Buck’s home, the National LGBTQ Task Force issued this statement:
“Almost two years after Gemmel Moore’s death, our community has learned about the tragic loss of another Black gay man found dead inside of Ed Buck’s home under suspicious circumstances. We join the chorus of voices asking questions and demanding a swift and thorough investigation. Anything less and the local prosecutors and political leadership will be held accountable. It’s time that they understand that we are angry, tired, and unwilling to accept placating words, inertia, or indifference when these tragedies occur.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones, as well as Gemmel Moore’s loved ones and with the community that has suffered both losses.”