Five people have died as a result of the shootings in Colorado. What are they dead for? The LGBTQ community’s lives have continued to be attacked by simple intolerance, ludicrous false claims in the media, and criminalization.
People should take notice of this shooting and work to change things for the better in the LGBTQ community.
The patrons brought light to their LGBTQ community during a time of darkness to pay respect to the deceased. In the heart of Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue neighborhood, over a hundred people gathered in front of The Saloon.
They gathered at Club Q, which had recently made headlines due to the mass shootings, for a prayer service for the victims of gun violence. Everyone stood together to show their support for the victims and expressed their feelings.
Palmer Has Plans To Do Something About The Community’s Safety
Palmer is the main driving force behind the vigil gathering and plans to give back to the community as the saloon owner. He has also contributed by telling the media about a planned event for December that will help the Colorado Springs neighborhood.
The occasion will present itself for the area and others to unite and rejoice in their shared existence. According to members of the queer community in Colorado Springs, Club Q served as a sanctuary there. Palmer acknowledged that the sense of security offered by the Saloon is comparable to that of the Club Q.
These places serve as a sort of haven where LGBTQ people can express themselves without fear of discrimination or hatred as they might elsewhere. Palmer has increased security following the recent killings because he feels responsible for the safety of his fellow gay and queer community.
The thorough bag checks that are larger than a backpack are something Palmers plans to ensure. The location also intends to require that attendees remove their coats at the checkpoint. Palmer added that to increase security, they might hire armed security and start waving people again.
At this point, it is necessary to reevaluate the emergency preparedness strategy to ensure that, should a shooting occur in the future, everyone survives it without harm. In addition, Palmer says that as they collaborate to shed light on a painful period, society needs to recognize its members.
The people who spread hatred toward the LGBTQ community most frequently are neighbors and politicians. In light of this, they should also take some action.
One More Vigil Was Held In Denver
Numerous clubs and gatherings are taking place to express grief over the incident. At the same time, government officials and religious figures speak about the need to combat gun violence and support the LGBTQ community.
Another vigil was held at the ReelWorks event space, where more than a thousand members of the LGBTQ community and many others flocked from all over the country. People are shocked by the recent incident of gun violence, in which bystanders only stopped the shooting.
With their colorful umbrellas, Parasol Patrol members greeted guests outside the ReelWorks. On the inside, however, members of Free Mom Hugs comforted and hugged the mourners.
Despite this despicable act, conservative politicians continue to use homophobic and transphobic propaganda in their public statements. Conservative political figures have harshly criticized transgender women who participate in women’s sports and then use women’s restrooms and events like drag queen story hours.
Several shooting victims have been identified as LGBTQ people by their loved ones and friends. That people continue to be intolerant of human life loss and stand divided is pitiful.
The arms control regime is brought to light by this incident, which also emphasizes the rising homophobia. Decision-makers have not addressed the issue of how easily people can obtain weapons, and as a result, these mass shootings continue to occur.