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Watch: Gay and Black Servers Refuse to Wait on Confederate Group: 'This Is a Set-up'

Watch: Gay and Black Servers Refuse to Wait on Confederate Group: 'This Is a Set-up'

Nov 26, 2022

If you were a Black or gay waitperson, would you serve a group called the Sons of Confederate Vets?

Colorado Springs Reckons With Past After Gay Club Shooting

Colorado Springs Reckons With Past After Gay Club Shooting

By Sam Metz and Stephen Groves | Nov 25, 2022

When officials unfurled a 25-foot rainbow flag in front of Colorado Springs City Hall this week, people gathered to mourn the victims of a mass shooting at a popular gay club couldn't help but think this would not have happened days before.

Inflation Hovers Over Shoppers Seeking Deals on Black Friday

Inflation Hovers Over Shoppers Seeking Deals on Black Friday

By Anne D'iInnocenzio, Haleluya Hadero and Alexandra Olson | Nov 25, 2022

Cautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation.

Owner of Gay Club: Shooting Comes Amid a New 'Type of Hate'

Owner of Gay Club: Shooting Comes Amid a New 'Type of Hate'

Nov 25, 2022

The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from prejudice to incitement.

Inflation Hovers Over Shoppers Heading into Black Friday

Inflation Hovers Over Shoppers Heading into Black Friday

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 25, 2022

Black Friday marks a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, but inflation is weighing on consumers.

Witness: Shooter at Gay Club Showed 'No Hesitation'

Witness: Shooter at Gay Club Showed 'No Hesitation'

By Jesse Bedayn and Stephen Groves | Nov 23, 2022

Deanne VanScyoc said she dropped to the floor behind a pool table at Club Q and called 911 as the first shots rang out just before midnight, hitting people at the bar who had been drinking and chatting.

Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Held without Bail

Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Held without Bail

By Colleen Slevin, Thomas Peipert, Jesse Bedayn and Brittany Peterson | Nov 23, 2022

The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday.

Colorado Club Shooting Survivor: 'I Want to be Resilient'

Colorado Club Shooting Survivor: 'I Want to be Resilient'

Nov 23, 2022

Survivors of the massacre at the LGBTQ+ club Club Q in Colorado Springs shared the horror of seeing their loved ones shot down in front of them, as well as the hope they felt as people helped each other in the chaos.

Defense: Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect is Nonbinary

Defense: Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect is Nonbinary

By Thomas Peipert, Jesse Bedayn and Brittany Peterson | Nov 23, 2022

The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is nonbinary, the suspect's defense team says in court filings.

Mother, Friends, Performers Among Dead at Colorado Gay Club

Mother, Friends, Performers Among Dead at Colorado Gay Club

By Sam Metz, Jamie Stengle and Stephen Groves | Nov 22, 2022

These are among the victims of the rampage at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs that left five people dead and 17 others with gunshot wounds.

'It's the Reflex': Veteran Helped Disarm Gunman at Gay Club

'It's the Reflex': Veteran Helped Disarm Gunman at Gay Club

By Jesse Bedayn and Sam Metz | Nov 22, 2022

When army veteran Rich Fierro realized a gunman was spraying bullets inside the club where he had gathered with friends and family, instincts from his military training immediately kicked in.

Rage and Sadness as Colorado Gay Club Shooting Victims Honored

Rage and Sadness as Colorado Gay Club Shooting Victims Honored

By Thomas Peipert, Jesse Bedayn and Brittany Peterson | Nov 22, 2022

Hundreds of people, many holding candles and wiping away tears, gathered in a Colorado Springs park to honor those killed and wounded when a gunman opened fire on a nightlife venue that for decades was a sanctuary for the local LGBTQ community.

Vet Sues over Coverage Denial for Daughter Gender Transition

Vet Sues over Coverage Denial for Daughter Gender Transition

By Patrick Whittle | Nov 22, 2022

A U.S. military veteran and his daughter filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a federal rule they said prevents the daughter from accessing medical coverage because she is transgender.

Site of Colorado Gay Bar Shooting 'Celebrated' LGBTQ+ People

Site of Colorado Gay Bar Shooting 'Celebrated' LGBTQ+ People

By Jesse Bedayn and Amy Forliti | Nov 22, 2022

In the mostly conservative city of Colorado Springs, Club Q has long been a go-to spot for members of the LGBTQ community — a safe space where many felt they could let down their guard and just be themselves.

Gay Bar Shooting Suspect Facing Murder, Hate Crime Charges

Gay Bar Shooting Suspect Facing Murder, Hate Crime Charges

By Thomas Peipert and Jesse Bedayn | Nov 21, 2022

The man suspected of killing five people and injuring others at a gay bar in Colorado Springs is facing murder and hate crime charges, according to online court records obtained Monday.

Former Members of Catholic Sect Call for Amy Coney Barrett's Recusal in Gay Rights Case

Former Members of Catholic Sect Call for Amy Coney Barrett's Recusal in Gay Rights Case

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 21, 2022

Former members of the People of Praise, calling themselves "survivors" of the Catholic sect, say Justice Amy Coney Barrett needs to sit out a gay rights case that's headed to the Supreme Court.

Patrons in Gay Club Shooting Hit Gunman with His Own Weapon

Patrons in Gay Club Shooting Hit Gunman with His Own Weapon

By Thomas Peipert and Jesse Bedayn | Nov 21, 2022

As bullets tore through a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, one patron who had been partying moments before rushed into action, grabbing a handgun from the suspect, hitting him with it and pinning him down until police arrived just minutes later.

'Master of Silly Business' Among 5 Dead in Gay Club Shooting

'Master of Silly Business' Among 5 Dead in Gay Club Shooting

By Jesse Bedayn | Nov 21, 2022

Club Q, a bastion for LGBTQ people in the largely conservative city of Colorado Springs, provided Daniel Aston, a 28-year-old transgender man and the self-proclaimed "Master of Silly Business," with the liberating performances he had long sought.

Gay Club Shooting Suspect Evaded Colorado's Red Flag Gun Law

Gay Club Shooting Suspect Evaded Colorado's Red Flag Gun Law

By Bernard Condon and Colleen Slevin | Nov 21, 2022

A year and a half before he was arrested in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting that left five people dead, Anderson Lee Aldrich allegedly threatened his mother with a homemade bomb.

Court Hears Arguments on Alabama Trans Youth Treatment Ban

Court Hears Arguments on Alabama Trans Youth Treatment Ban

By Kim Chandler | Nov 21, 2022

Alabama asked an appellate court Friday to let the state outlaw the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender children — a move some parents argued violates their right to make decisions about their children's health care.

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