The Los Angeles LGBT Center Expresses Heartbreak, Outrage Following LGBTQ Bar Shooting in 
Colorado Springs - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center Expresses Heartbreak, Outrage Following LGBTQ Bar Shooting in 
Colorado Springs

November 20, 2022
Contact: Media Relations

In response to the mass shooting last night at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado Springs, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: 

While the situation is still unfolding, reports confirm that at least five people were killed with another 18 injured in an event involving an active shooter at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado Springs. The shooting occurred on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day which honors members of our trans and gender nonconforming family whose lives have been lost to hate and violence.  Club Q had reportedly planned to honor TDOR today—making this gruesome attack particularly pointed. Today, in addition to those we name for Transgender Day of Remembrance, we also honor the five we lost in Colorado Springs, and commit to honoring their legacy with action.

“The Los Angeles LGBT Center expresses our solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs as we collectively mourn those who were senselessly killed in another act of gun violence last night at Club Q. We extend our love to all those who were injured by or witnessed the attack, and thank the first responders and bar patrons who subdued the active shooter,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner. “While the motives of the attack still remain unclear, it’s important—on today of all days—that we name and condemn the increase in anti-LGBTQ+ violence, rhetoric, and political maneuvering in this country. The Center vows to continue to do everything we can to condemn hatred and keep our community safe.”

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