#AM_Equality: November 28, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: HRC remembers Club Q victims

CLUB Q SHOOTING FOLLOWS YEAR OF BOMB THREATS, DRAG PROTESTS, ANTI-TRANS BILLS: “We’ve seen more than 340 anti-LGBTQ+ bills filed this year alone,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown (@ThisIsJayBrown, he/him). “We’ve seen a huge increase in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric online and by politicians, and we’ve seen real threats.” More from the Washington Post

A BARTENDER WHO FOUND A PLACE TO SHINE. A NON-PROFIT WORKER WITH A ‘HUGE HEART.’ THESE ARE THE VICTIMS OF THE COLORADO CLUB SHOOTING: As Colorado Springs wrap their arms around the individuals injured and others traumatized in the Club Q shooting, loved ones remember the five who did not survive the attack on the beloved LGBTQ+ nightclub. More from CNN and the Advocate.

HOW TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CLUB Q TRAGEDY: More from the Advocate.

HRC PRESIDENT KELLEY ROBINSON: ‘OUR SENSE OF SAFETY HAS BEEN STOLEN’: More from MSNBC.

WITH ANTI-LGBTQ+ HATE FROM THE RIGHT ON THE RISE, VIOLENCE WAS SURE TO FOLLOW: More from Huffpost.

  • THE COLORADO SPRINGS SHOOTING WAS ALWAYS GOING TO HAPPEN: More from Buzzfeed.

  • ‘THERE'S BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS’: ANTI-LGBTQ+ RHETORIC SURGED AHEAD OF CLUB Q SHOOTING: More from USA Today.

  • OPINION: THE LGBTQ+ FAMILY IS UNITED BY OUR FEAR FOR OUR LIVES: More from the Washington Post.

  • ANTI-LGBTQ+ SENTIMENT IN COLORADO SPRINGS HAD SOME IN THE COMMUNITY ANTICIPATING TRAGEDY: More from NBC News.

BEING LGBTQ+ IN COLORADO SPRINGS WASN’T ALWAYS EASY. NOW, SOME FEEL MORE EXPOSED THAN EVER: Members of Colorado Springs’ queer community say last week’s shooting underscores the stark realities LGBTQ+ people face living in conservative areas of the United States. More from NBC News.

GOV JARED POLIS THANKS TWO ‘BRAVE’ PATRONS FOR STOPPING LGBTQ+ BAR SHOOTER: More from LGBTQNation.

  • ARMY VETERAN WENT INTO ‘COMBAT MODE’ TO DISARM THE CLUB Q GUNMAN: More from the New York Times.
  • ANOTHER PATRON WHO SUBDUED ASSAILANT AT CLUB Q ACTED TO SAVE ‘THE FAMILY I FOUND’: More from the New York Times.

COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE SAID THEY MADE AN EFFORT NOT TO MISGENDER CLUB Q VICTIMS. HERE’S WHY THAT MATTERS: More from CNN.

HOW A POEM IS HELPING COMFORT SOME PEOPLE ONLINE AFTER THE COLORADO SPRINGS LGBTQ+ CLUB SHOOTING: Before Club Q became the site of a tragic shooting, it was a sanctuary for poet James Davis. More from NBC News.

CLUB Q MASSACRE SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORY: As the full scope of the massacre becomes clear, so do the stories of survival and bravery. More from the Advocate.

RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT MAY BE VOTED ON IN SENATE THIS WEEK: More from NPR.


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