November 21, 2022
On November 19th, a person armed with a semiautomatic weapon opened fire on patrons at Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. Our hearts go out to those who were injured in the shooting and to the loved ones of the five victims whose lives were taken from them during the attack. The heroism demonstrated by the clubgoers who stopped the gunman is a reminder of the community’s courage and resilience.
What happened at Club Q in Colorado this past weekend is beyond tragic. This is not the first time that an LGBTQ club has been targeted by a shooting, and we can only hope it will be the last. The shooting took place on the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance and during Trans Awareness Week. It is our collective responsibility to combat homophobia and transphobia in the US, Canada, and around the world to prevent tragedies like this one.