WATCH: Club Q mass shooting survivors speak at hearing on anti-LGBTQI+ violence and extremism
WASHINGTON D.C. (KKTV) - On Wednesday, the Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to examine the rise in violence against LGBTQI+ people in the United States.
WATCH Club Q survivors testify at the top of this article.
The Committee heard firsthand testimony from individuals impacted, including survivors of last month’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQI+ bar located on North Academy in Colorado Springs. That’s where on Nov. 19th five people were killed and several others injured when a gunman armed with an AR-15 style rifle opened fire on patrons and staff.
According to the Committee, the tragedy at Club Q was fueled by policies pushed by lawmakers that undermine the ability of LGBTQI+ people to live authentically.
Speakers from Colorado Springs who testified at the hearing included:
- Michael Anderson, Survivor of Club Q Shooting
- James Slaugh, Survivor of Club Q Shooting
- Matthew Haynes, Founding Owner of Club Q
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