"There was no investigation. There was no background check into who Gemmel was or the relationship between Gemmel and the individual in whose home he was found dead in. Right away Gemmel was deemed a Black homeless gay sex worker who died of a drug overdose."-- Jerome Kitchen
Black gay activist Jerome Kitchen spoke on the July 27, 2017 crystal meth overdose death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore at the West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck at a public hearing of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission on policing and human relations in the LGBTQ community and women of color. The public hearing was held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Trade Tech College in Los Angeles.