We woke up Sunday morning, again, with breaking news of multiple individuals harmed and killed in a senseless act by a gunman. As of now, we know that five individuals were killed and at least 17 others injured. Our hearts are with the victims, survivors, families, and friends of those lost and harmed, the Colorado community, and LGBTQ+ communities everywhere. We condemn the actions of the gunman, as well as the anti-LGBTQ+ hate and rhetoric that is becoming increasingly common in our world.
The LGBTQ+ community deserves to have a safe haven free from discrimination, hate and violence. Like many LGBTQ+ spaces across the nation, Club Q serves as a place of community, and belonging. The sense of security has been shattered by a senseless act.
The Colorado Healing Fund has been activated to help support the victims and survivors of the Club Q shooting. In the aftermath of mass violence, victims need immediate and long-term support. CHF provides a secure way to donate to victims of these tragedies. Donate by visiting https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/COHealingFund
Times like these can feel isolating, and we need to be able to lean on each other and be in community, as grief is a powerful and overwhelming emotion. We offer the following resources for support, both locally and nationally:
- LGBTQ+ National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
- The Trevor Project: Call, chat and text (available 24/7)
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 or chat online (available 24/7)
- Colorado Crisis Services: Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 (available 24/7).
- Trans lifeline
- Find local Behavioral Health providers in your area