Statement from Senator Hoylman on the LGBTQ Club Q Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs

State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “On this Transgender Day of Remembrance and as a gay elected official from New York, I stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs after the mass shooting at Club Q that has resulted in the murder of at least five people and injured dozens more. 

This latest violence directed at our community has been sown by anti-LGBTQ hatred from the ultra-MAGA right wing and facilitated by the roll back of gun safety laws across our country. It is a sad reality that in many parts of the country it’s easier to purchase an assault rifle than it is to seek gender-affirming care for your child. 

As we memorialize the victims in Colorado, we must continue our efforts in Albany to protect LGBTQ people from hatred, gun violence and discrimination.”