LGBTQ activist and DJ Bubbles shot and killed in San Francisco

AnthonyTorres,abelovedLGBTQactivistandDJalsoknownasBubbles,wasshotandkilledoutsideaSanFranciscostripclubinwhathisattorneyiscallingahatecrime.

Theshootingtookplaceat3AMonSundaymorningjustoutsidetheNewCenturystripclub.Wordquicklyspreadthehomicideandanoutpouringfriendscametothescenetopaytributewithphotos,flowers,candlesandasignthatread“RestinPowerBubbles”.TheareaishistoricallyknowntobeasafeplaceformemberstheLGBTQcommunity.

AttorneyJimReilly,whorepresentedTorrespreviously,spokeoutonthetragedy:“Thisisahatecrime…Foratransgenderactivisttobegunneddownonhisownstreetshouldn’tstandandwon’tstand.”

Nosuspectinformationhasbeenreleased,butSupervisorJaneKimsaidpolicehavesurveillancefootageandasuspectinterest.Thatsaid,policerevealedtheydonothaveenoughinformationtoficiallylabelthehomicideasahatecrime.

ThelabelheadDarkEntries,JoshCheon,postedamessageaboutBubblesonFacebook,touchingonhowuniqueanindividualshewasandhowsheimpactedthecommunity.

“IfyouwereluckyenoughtomeetBubblesyouwouldneverforgether,atrueartistineverymeaningtheword.Notthistimeorplanetshewasalwaysfullthemostpositiveenergyshewouldexcitedlysharestoriesaboutlaunchinganewfashionline,discoveringaSeveredHeadsb-sideandthrowingapartyinanundergroundspaceallinthesameconversation.SanFranciscolostonethebestandwillneverbethesame."

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