We are absolutely devastated by this weekend’s deadly shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs, which took the lives of five people and injured many others.
The club was hosting a drag performance that evening and was scheduled to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance on the morning following the shooting.
Our hearts are with the families, friends and community members who are grieving their loved ones and all who are hurting.
Our community deserves to live. Our community deserves safe spaces. Our community deserves joy. That was stolen from too many of us this past weekend.
Daniel, Kelly, Derrick, Ashley and Raymond were victims of hate and gun violence. Join us in sharing their stories. In the weeks and months ahead, we will honor them with action by countering the hate that inspired this violence and continuing our fight for equality, justice and dignity for everyone.