Club Q employees dealing with financial strain week after shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Club Q employees and performers have been dealing with the tragedy of the deadly mass shooting that took place at their work one week ago. On top of that, they say they’re also going through a financial strain since the club shut down. A GoFundMe page was set up Saturday. Denver7 … Read more

U.S. Air Force veteran injured in Club Q shooting shares story of recovery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Saturday night will mark one week since the Club Q shooting. Five people were killed and 19 others were hurt. One of the injured victims is Isaiah Aponte, a U.S. Air Force veteran who spoke with Denver7 about his recovery. Aponte was out enjoying a fun night with his friend when … Read more

Vigil at Colorado Capitol honors victims of Club Q shooting

DENVER (KDVR) — Dozens gathered for a vigil at the Colorado State Capitol to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. “We’re just people, just like anybody else,” a woman at the vigil, who asked not to be named, said. The folks who gathered for the vigil said they … Read more

How to Have Civil Conversations During Family Gatherings; Plus, the Latest on the Mass Shooting in Virginia | Houston Public Media

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, [email protected] or @townsquaretalk. With the recent mass shootings at a Walmart in Virginia and Club Q in Colorado Springs, how can we feel safe? We talk with author and … Read more

Battered LGBTQ nightclub shooting suspect makes first court appearance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KOAA) — The suspect in the deadly mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, made a virtual court appearance Wednesday morning. Andreson Lee Aldrich, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, appeared in a wheelchair for an advisement hearing. Aldrich only spoke when directly questioned by the judge … Read more

Club Q shooting suspect makes first court appearance Wednesday

DENVER — The suspect in the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs acknowledged their rights and was ordered held without bond at their first court appearance Wednesday — appearing slumped over and muttering their name when asked. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, appeared in court virtually from the El Paso County jail. They were joined by … Read more

Club Q shooting suspect is nonbinary, defense attorneys say

The person suspected of killing five and wounding 18 after opening fire in a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs is nonbinary, their defense attorney wrote in court filings Tuesday. Joseph Archambault and Michael Bowman, the state public defenders for suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich, filed a slew of motions Tuesday and included a footnote about Aldrich’s … Read more

LGBTQ+ advocates say hateful rhetoric has ramped up over the past year

DENVER — Sometimes in life, when there are not enough tears to cry or tributes to leave after a tragedy, all that is left are words. After the Club Q tragedy that left five people dead and 19 injured, words poured out of those touched by the tragedy at vigils from Denver to Colorado Springs. … Read more

‘Déjà vu all over again’: Club Q employee from Florida recalls Pulse Nightclub shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado is mourning five community members whose lives were cut short Saturday at Club Q. Friends who knew them want you to know who they are, too. “They were very kind, very gentle, gentle giants,” said Tiara Kelley, a Club Q employee who knew Daniel Aston and Derrick Rump. Kelley said … Read more

East Bay deacon under fire over anti-LGBT tweet following Club Q shooting

LIVERMORE — A Livermore deacon is under fire over an offensive tweet he posted over the weekend in which he called members of the LGBTQ+ community “gravely disordered”. The tweet, posted Sunday night from the personal account of deacon Rob Federle of St. Michael Catholic Church, came the day after a mass shooting occurred at … Read more