Statement on Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

Statement on Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs


Sun, 11/20/2022 – 09:32

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, released the following statement in response to the deadly shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“I am horrified and devastated by the news out of Colorado Springs this morning. LGBTQ+ clubs are often a place of refuge and affirmation for our community, yet once again what should have been a safe space became the target of a violent and deadly attack. My heart is with the victims of this horrific shooting, their family and friends, Club Q’s staff and patrons, and the entire LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs and around the country,” said Chair Cicilline. “As we mark Transgender Day of Remembrance today, we are further reminded that deadly violence against members of our community is sadly not new. We know the toxic combination of hate and access to guns in this country leads to deadly results. We must honor the lives lost in this shooting and all LGBTQ+ lives lost due to violence with action—action to address the twin epidemics of hate and gun violence in this country.”


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November 20, 2022
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