Cincinnati LGBTQ+ organizations respond on social media to deadly Colorado shooting
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - In the wake of a deadly shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, several Cincinnati organizations spoke out against the violent act that occurred late Saturday evening.
According to Colorado Springs police, a 22-year-old gunman opened fire inside Club Q nightclub before midnight, killing five people, and injuring at least 25 others before a patron confronted him.
The non-profit organization, Cincinnati Pride, which hosted the city’s first public pride celebration in 1973, posted an official statement of allyship on Facebook:
“We see you. We hear you. We’re committed to doing everything we can to protect our safe spaces on this #transdayofremembrance and every day moving forward,” Cincinnati Pride said.
The Cincinnati Men’s Chorus also expressed their condolences on Facebook, incorporating Club Q’s logo:
“We are deeply saddened by the horrific act of violence that occurred Saturday night at Club Q in Colorado Springs. This attack on our community is even more offensive as it occurred one day before Trans Day of Remembrance,” the post said.
In addition, an LGBTQ+ non-profit organization, TreeHouse Cincinnati, also came out with a statement on Facebook where they gave their condolences to the victims and their families:
“Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the five victims and 18 more that were injured. We stand with all LGBTQIA+ individuals around the world today and always.”
The Colorado shooting happened just minutes before Transgender Day of Remembrance - a day that recognizes the transgender lives lost due to anti-transgender violence.
As of November 2021, 375 lives were lost, making it the deadliest year of violence for the transgender community, according to Forbes.
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