After the Club Q shooting, drag queens say they're upping security measures

Posted on AllSides December 27th, 2022
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Drag performers, known for their exuberance in the spotlight, have found their spirits subdued in the last month by serious concerns for their safety on stage.

Police have yet to disclose a motive behind the Nov. 19 shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., which left five people dead and at least 17 others injured. A 22-year-old suspect was charged with 305 criminal counts, including bias-motivated crimes.

The gunman opened fire just as Club Q was wrapping up its weekly Saturday evening drag show. The nightclub had also planned another...

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