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November 23, 2022

Audacy's CHANNEL Q Honors and Celebrates the Lives Lost in Club Q Shooting

Following the tragic mass murder at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Co, on November 19th, Audacy’s CHANNEL Q offered space to process the weekend violence and amplify survivors’ experience.

Drag Performer Del Lusional spoke on her experience during Saturday night’s tragedy on “The Morning Beat” with AJ and Mikalah.

“I don’t like feeling like I have a target on my back now. I am so terrified someone is going to take inspiration from this.

Del Lusional
Drag Performer

“The Morning Beat” also spoke with Colorado Representative Brianna Titone on what schools can do to prevent violence against the LGBTQ+ community.

“The facts are that there have been a lot of accomplishments from a lot of minority groups, and we need to teach kids that are learning today who their ancestors were and who the people were that were like them.

Brianna Titone
Colorado Representative

They explored the link between anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and violence with Jay Brown, Senior Vice President of Programs, Research, and Training from the Human Rights Campaign.

“We know that 1 in 5 hate crimes right now are against LGBTQ people.

Jay Brown
Senior Vice President of Programs, Research, and Training – Human Rights Campaign

Trans activist Coach Blossom C. Brown expounded on how to celebrate the lives and remember our Trans brothers and sisters in the wake of yet another tragedy.

“I think there’s room to feel angry, I think there’s room too for us and time for us to heal collectively, I think there’s room to want us to go fight for justice, there’s room for some of us to just sit back and take care of ourselves first. There’s room for it all.

Blossom C. Brown
Trans Activist Coach

Chief Communications Officer at GLAAD, Rich Ferrero shared how you can be there for the Club Q victims in their time of need. 

“What you can do is to one: express help and support…and then two: a fund has been set up at coloradohealingfund.org and donations to that fund go directly to those families.

Rich Ferrero
Chief Communications Officer, GLAAD

Audacy and CHANNEL Q encourage anyone looking to support survivors, victims’ families, and the Colorado Springs community to donate to the Colorado Healing Fund.

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