LGBTQ+ Democrats on Communities Protesting George Floyd’s Murder


DELRAY BEACH, FL — Over the past few days and into the weekend, communities across the country are expressing their outrage over the tragic murder of George Floyd. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus released the following statement:

“The fires of violence taking place right now is a direct result of centuries of injustice against people of color in the United States. This time the spark was the murder of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement. This tragic incident was broadcast live to a global audience who was stunned at what they were seeing. George Floyd’s death is, sadly, just the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of instances in which Black people are denied their right to live freely. This isn’t new, it’s just being filmed. As we struggle with our grief, it is compounded by the loss of Tony McDade. We call for a full investigation into his shooting death at the hands of police in Tallahassee, Florida. Equality for all Americans is a fundamental principle of our country, and yet we are continually fighting that battle. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus stands in solidarity with those seeking justice, equality, and the right to exist peacefully in America.”

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