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Hetero Violence Costs Five Lives in Shooting


Five people have been murdered and some twenty three others have been injured at a shooting at LGBTQIA nightclub “Q” in Colorado Springs. Although the police attending the incident have not yet speculated on a motive for the shooting, for which one man has been taken into custody, the proprietors of the nightclub have little doubt that this was a homophobic case of heterosexual violence against queer love. The owners of the club said they were “devastated by the senseless attack on our community”. Top LGBTQIA Newswire Pink News agrees, noting that “The incident – the 27th mass shooting to take place in the US in November alone – occurred on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is observed annually to honour the memory of trans people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-trans violence. It comes back as LGBTQ+ lives are becoming increasingly under attack in the US. White supremacist and Christian fundamentalists protesting family-friendly drag shows have become common sight, hundreds of anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been filled in 2022 alone with the intention of stripping back the rights of trans people, and just this week disgraced ex-president Donald Trump launched his 2024 presidential bid with an unhinged attack on trans people”. The proprietors of Club Q said that brave gay customers subdued the gunman and allowed him to be taken into custody. The BBC News Channel added that former US President Obama called the Florida attack "an act of terror and an act of hate".  

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