Season 3, Episode 6: Tracking Patterns That Produced the Club Q Attack
We take a slow, careful bite out of processing the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs. Host R.B. Brooks (they/them) pieces together what we’ve learned in the aftermath of the shooting, tracks the circumstances and context that produced the tragic incident, and grapples with key questions about how we move forward.
View the transcript for this episode.
Additional resources and references
MSNBC’s The ReidOut broadcast featuring Pulse survivor and Equality Florida Press Secretary Brandon Wolf
“The Deadly Consequences of Hate” for Yes! by Sunnivie Brydum and Evette Dionne
CNN coverage of Club Q shooting and community response
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum digital artifacts and description of Amendment 2
Local news article about 18 hate groups in Colorado
GLAAD social media post about gun violence statistics
GLAAD infographic about anti-drag attacks and bills
GLAAD social media post tracking various data points and incidents related to Club Q shooting
Freedom for All Americans anti-trans legislation tracker
Pulse Nightclub owner reacts to Club Q shooting
About the podcast
Take the Last Bite is a podcast by the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. It's a direct counter to the Midwest Nice mentality— highlighting advocacy and activism by queer/trans communities in the Midwest region. Through each episode, we're aiming to unearth the often disregarded and unacknowledged contributions of queer and trans folks to social change through interviews, casual conversations and reflections on Midwest queer time, space, and place.