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Feb 22 2023
Suspect in Colorado LGBTQ nightclub shooting had neo-nazi leanings, targeted gay people, officers testify
A man charged with killing five people at a Colorado LGBTQ dance party had visited the nightclub at least six times before, including with his mother, but he repeatedly expressed violent intention to hurt gay people, police officers testified in court Wednesday. Anderson Aldrich, who injured more than a dozen others before being subdued by heroic people in Club Q, posted hateful commentary onUSA TODAY
Jan 03 2023
2022 Quietly Set the Stage for a Massive Rollback of LGBTQ Rights
Anyone with even a passing interest in LGBTQ equality likely is familiar with the explicit legislative and judicial attacks on the community’s rights in 2022. After all, we saw widespread media coverage of the 36 states that introduced over 300 anti-LGBTQ laws or policies this year. Likely less obvious to both casual observers as well as those who closely follow LGBTQ civil rights issues areTruthOut
Feb 13 2023
Colorado Springs nightclub Club Q announces plan to reopen after deadly mass shooting shuttered the LGBTQ 'safe space'
Almost three months after Colorado Springs nightclub Club Q was the site of a deadly mass shooting, the venue has announced plans to reopen this year and restore its status as a beloved gathering place for LGBTQ residents. “Our goal and intention has always been to return Club Q as a safe space for the Colorado Springs LGBTQIA+ community and (we) will continue to tirelessly work toward thatCNN (Online News)
Nov 20 2022
At least 5 killed in shooting at LGBTQ club in Colorado
At least five people were killed and 18 others wounded in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according to police.
Authorities say the suspected shooter, identified as a 22-year-old man, is in custody and receiving medical treatment.
Authorities said the attack will be investigated as a potential hate crime.
Police praised "at least two heroicCNN (Online News)
Jan 09 2023
Anti-LGBTQ+ parents now want ‘deprogrammers’ to turn their estranged kids conservative
A new trend seems to be all the rage for anti-LGBTQ+ parents, who have been increasingly touting the need to “deprogram” their progressive children and turn them conservative.
A recent report from the New York Post features a group of mothers who say their children refuse to talk to them after being “indoctrinated” with “gender and race ideology” by progressive high schools and collegesLGBTQ Nation
Dec 28 2022
Defining ‘woman’ battle heads to states amid new wave of LGBTQ bills
Republican-controlled statehouses passed a record number of restrictions on transgender people in 2022 — from sports to health care — and conservatives aren’t slowing down.
Take South Carolina, where the Legislature may try out a new tactic next year: defining what it means to be a woman. Other conservative states may follow.
State Sen. Danny Verdin, a Republican, filed a jointPolitico
Dec 06 2022
Colorado suspect formally charged for LGBTQ club shooting that killed five
The suspect accused of killing five people inside a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub last month before patrons stopped the attack was formally charged on Tuesday with murder, hate crimes and assault.Reuters
Dec 01 2022
DHS warns of domestic terrorism threats to LGBTQ, Jewish, minority communities
The Department of Homeland Security warned the U.S. is in a "heightened threat environment" in a terrorism advisory bulletin Wednesday.
Driving the news: "Targets of potential violence include public gatherings, faith-based institutions, the LGBTQI+ community, schools, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media, andAxios
Jun 01 2022
This Pride, the LGBTQ+ Community Is in Crisis
During Pride Month, we celebrate our stories: stories of our elders who fought so hard to realize the progress many never got to see, stories of our chosen families, our own stories of coming out, of falling in love, of finding healing in community.
As the interim president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, I get to hear so manyGuest Writer - Left
Oct 28 2022
In a historic first, LGBTQ Americans will be on the ballot in all 50 states
For the first time in the nation's history, Americans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will have a chance to elect an LGBTQ person to public office.
A new report by the political action committee LGBTQ Victory Fund found that of the 1,065 LGBTQ candidates who ran primary campaigns, a historic 678 of them — the vast majority of which are Democrats — will appear on theNBC News (Online)