Right-wing politicians and media celebrities pushing 'hateful' rhetoric have put 'targets' on the backs of the LGBTQ community, advocates say in aftermath of Club Q shooting

Politicians and faith leaders pushing "hateful" rhetoric puts "targets" on the LGBTQ community, an advocate said. "This rhetoric is dangerous," Bru...

November 24, 2022
2:16 AM

Politicians and faith leaders pushing "hateful" rhetoric puts "targets" on the LGBTQ community, an advocate said. "This rhetoric is dangerous," Bruce Parker of Out Boulder County, told Insider. A gunman opened fire at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado over the weekend, killing five people. Politicians, faith leaders, and media personalities who push discriminatory rhetoric have put the lives of LGBTQ people at risk, advocates said in the wake of the deadly massacre at a gay nightclub in Colorado. "When an entire group of people is dehumanized by elected officials and faith leaders for political gain or to gain influence, there are repercussions," Bruce Parker, the deputy director of the Colorado non-profit Out Boulder County told Insider this week.

Natalie Musumeci