“It truly takes a village to do anything in this world. With the help of the community, we are going to rebuild our safe space, Club Q, and it will be stronger and safer than ever before. Hate will not win; it will never win. We will not let minutes of hatred overcome twenty years of love and community.” -Michael Anderson, Survivor
Moving forward, Club Q has a unique opportunity to continue to serve as a beacon of hope and resilience for the LGBTQIA+ community. Through their actions and words, they have shown that hate and violence will not define them. Instead, they will continue to stand strong and work towards creating a safer and more inclusive world for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“I think once this tribute’s built, the club reopened, we cut the ribbon, take a shot together at the bar, and have a full circle moment, I think that’s when there will be closure. We will rise up like a phoenix out of the ashes, stronger than ever before.” -Tara Bush, Club Q Resident “DJ T-BeatZ,” Survivor
Club Q’s story is one of resilience, strength, and hope. The tragic events of November 19th, 2022, will never be forgotten, but they will not define the community. Instead, Club Q will serve as a symbol of hope and unity, reminding us that even in the face of hate and violence, we can come together and support one another. Through their actions, Club Q has shown us that we can overcome hatred with love, fear with strength, and trauma with healing. These colors don’t run, and neither will the LGBTQIA+ community. #ClubQStrong
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