Trans Advocate Michelle ‘Tamika’ Washington Fatally Shot in Philadelphia

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Michelle ‘Tamika’ Washington (Facebook).

Michelle “Tamika” Washington, a transgender advocate, was shot and killed on May 19, shocking the LGBTQ+ community in Philadelphia. Police announced that 28-year-old Troy Bailey was arrested on May 20 in connection with the murder.

Washington, 40, was shot multiple times on the 3400 block of North 11th Street, authorities said. She was transported to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

“Tamika’s death has devastated our community. As Tamika’s loved ones and LGBTQ Philadelphians mourn her loss, our Office continues to stand in solidarity with trans women of color — who throughout history have fought for our rights, protected our communities, given us shelter, and reminded us of the incredible power of our identities,” Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, said in a statement.

On the night of May 20, authorities arrested Bailey…

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