Our quick reporting on the Club Q massacre presented the violence as a culmination of ongoing attacks – by right-wing conservatives, including some leading Colorado Republicans — on LGBTQ people in Colorado.
Club Q Shooting
Denver Bishop Says It’s An ‘Act of Charity’ To Tell Gay And Trans People They ‘Don’t Conform To Nature’
Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month where he complained about the media coverage surrounding November’s Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, a hate crime at an LGBTQ bar that left five people dead and 18 injured.
One day after a gunman killed five people and injured 18 more at an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park TV evangelist and right-wing Christian pundit Andrew Wommack condemned homosexuality as a tool of Satan and complained that the media coverage of the shooting “went overboard” and was afraid to speak out against homosexuality.
CO Springs Radio Host Says He’s Annoyed Club Q Shooting Gets More Media Attention Than Crimes Committed by Immigrants
Last Wednesday, in the aftermath of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, KVOR radio host Richard Randall complained about the media coverage of the tragedy, saying that news outlets don’t cover crimes committed by immigrants as extensively.
Five people are dead and at least 18 are wounded following a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD). Club Q is one of Colorado Springs’ oldest LGBTQ night clubs, and it regularly hosts drag shows and community events.