On Saturday night, a gunman opened fire with a rifle at the only queer club in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring several others. It was there that I confessed to a random group of older gay men, shaking from anxiety, that I was queer. Last year, I told my close friends that I wanted to throw a party where queer and trans people of color could feel truly free. These types of businesses represent a new type of queer space, one that goes beyond the ones I grew up going to, which often centered gay men’s desire for sex. It feels heavy to think that, six years later, this shooting will serve a similar function for other queer teens.
Source: Huffington Post November 24, 2022 01:57 UTC