Shootings against the LGBTQ community
Shootings against the LGBTQ community have been considered hated and threatening expressions.

Shootings against the LGBTQ community have been a topic recently to talk about. Gunmen are the ones who express through weapons the hate and threat they have against the community.

Recently, in Colorado, a gunman killed 5 people in an LGBTQ nightclub and left 25 others with gunshot wounds.

The suspect of the shooting is Anderson Lee Aldrich, a 22-year-old man who used an AR-15-style semi-automatic weapon.

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Little has been confirmed about Aldrich or his motives for what he did, but officials have said they are still investigating the attack.

The attack is the latest in a long string of shootings targeting the LGBTQ community.

In 2016, a gunman killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando and injured dozens of others. This 2016 attack is considered the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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One of the most recent shootings was in June 2022, when members of a racist and homophobic group attacked an Idaho Pride event called Proud Boys, breaking into a Drag Queen story hour at a local library in California to yell homophobic and transphobic slurs. For now, the FBI is assisting the police with the investigation, as Aldrich has been in jail for various threats.