#AM_Equality: HRC responds to tragic fatal shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs

by HRC Staff

HRC honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO TRAGIC FATAL SHOOTING AT LGBTQ+ NIGHTCLUB IN COLORADO SPRINGS; CALLS ATTENTION TO RISE IN ANTI-LGBTQ+ HATE AND SENSELESS GUN VIOLENCE: Human Rights Campaign Incoming President Kelley Robinson (she/her) released the following statement: “We are absolutely heartbroken by last night’s deadly shooting at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs. We know anti-LGBTQ+ hate is on the rise and gun violence impacts our community at devastating rates. We are also observing Transgender Day of Remembrance today and over the last 10 years two-thirds of the more than 300 fatalities we’ve tracked involved gun violence. We must rise against hate in the strongest possible terms, we must stand together in solidarity and love with our LGBTQ+ family in Colorado Springs and demand an end to this epidemic of gun violence. From Pulse to Colorado Springs to so many other lives stolen from us— this has occurred for far too long. HRC mourns the lives taken at Club Q last night and extends our deepest strength, love and condolences to the loved ones impacted.” More from The Washington Post, NPR, and HRC.

  • JOIN TOGETHER IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR LGBTQ+ FAMILY IN COLORADO SPRINGS: Please consider donating to this established local fund to help victims as they embark on their journeys toward healing. Select Club Q Tragedy as your designation. Donate here.
  • FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA: Today at 12 p.m. EST, HRC, alongside a robust group of LGBTQ+ and gun violence prevention advocates, will gather to host a press briefing in response to the fatal shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO. Journalists can RSVP here.

HRC MARKS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: HRC Interim President Joni Madison (she/her) said, “In 10 years, we have tracked the deaths of over 300 trans and gender non-conforming community members due to fatal violence. Today, on Trans Day of Remembrance, let's honor their lives with action. We must end this violence and the stigma that fuels it.” More from HRC.

  • OPINION: TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2022: RAGE AGAINST INDIFFERENCE: More from Outsports.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TARGET OF 3RD BOMB THREAT DUE TO ANTI-TRANS CONSPIRACY THEORIES: More from the Advocate and LGBTQNation.

GROWING PREVALENCE OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER LEGISLATION TAKES A TOLL ON MENTAL HEALTH: More from Very Well.

HRC THANKS SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI FOR A REMARKABLE CAREER FILLED WITH LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENTS – INCLUDING ESSENTIAL ADVANCEMENTS FOR LGBTQ+ EQUALITY: More from HRC.

NEW POST-ELECTION POLL: EQUALITY VOTERS STOPPED THE RED WAVE, REJECTING TRUMP-BACKED CANDIDATES’ EXTREMISM AND ANTI-LGBTQ+ ATTACKS: More from HRC.

THE NYT’S BIG PIECE ON PUBERTY BLOCKERS MUCKED UP THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT ABOUT THEM: More from Slate.

📍 IN THE STATES

FLORIDA’S LGBTQ+ STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE LOSING SAFE SPACES TO ITS “DON'T SAY GAY” LAW: More from Buzzfeed News.

TEXAS REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE 17 ANTI-LGBTQ+ BILLS: More from the Advocate.

NJ GOV. PHIL MURPHY ADDS PROTECTIONS OF NAME CHANGE RECORDS DURING TRANS AWARENESS WEEK: More from the Courier Post.

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