The FBI, however, has not characterized the act as a hate crime.
Twenty calls made to Orange County, Fla., dispatch have been made available to the public.
Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by police in Charlotte — already in tumult over the anti-LGBT House Bill 2 — only days after an unarmed black man was killed by police in Tulsa, Okla.
Police are investigating this among several claims about the explosion in the heavily LGBT Chelsea area.
A dumpster exploded in the east end of the gay-centric neighborhood and authorities aren't sure what set it off. Mayor Bill de Blasio says it appears to be "an intentional act."
As in years past, most of those lost to the ongoing epidemic of fatal anti-trans violence are people of color, specifically black trans women.