Our Hearts are Heavy: A Statement in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community

As more information unfolds about the 5 lives lost and the many more injured at the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, we are again left without words in the face of yet another act of senseless violence and hate. We are devastated. This tragic event occurred on Transgender Remembrance Day, a day when we commemorate lives lost to violence due to their gender identity and expression, which only makes it even more heartbreaking and infuriating.

We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those directly and indirectly impacted and the entire LGBTQ+ community. 

Members of the LGBTQ+ community frequently face threats, harassment, violence online, and regularly see comments that deny their humanity and right to exist. Statistics show that LGBTQ+ people are four times more likely to experience violence in their life. They continue to face discrimination in their personal lives, in the workplace and the public sphere, and in their access to critical health care. 

We ask our community to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community who is once again suffering a senseless loss. All forms of hate are not tolerated at the Boulder JCC. As the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) states, “Communities at risk of hate-fueled violence understand that an attack on one of our communities is an attack on all.”

Our words matter.
Our actions matter.
There is absolutely no place for hate. 

Learn more and get involved:

Jonathan Lev
Executive Director
Boulder JCC

Marcia Segall
Board President
Boulder JCC

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