What does the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ stand for? What identifying as queer means.

The number of Americans in the LGBTQ community has reached a record high, according to a 2022 Gallup poll, with 7.1% of US adults identifying as LGBTQ.

As we learn more about the Colorado Springs shooting and the community mourns those who lost their lives and were injured at Club Q, many have questions about how to support their LGBTQ+ loved ones.

The best first step is to learn about the community. Asking your LGBTQ+ friends and family is an option but be mindful of placing the burden of your education on others when there are many free resources at your disposal.

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LGBTQ resources:How to help Club Q victims after Colorado Springs shooting