Following the tragedy at Club Q in Colorado Springs, several LGBTQ leaders in the national space are getting together to help build a Pride Center that will provide a dedicated safe to provide life-affirming services to the LGBTQ community of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs Pride Center closed in 2015. There is a need for LGBTQ-competent support and services. The victim's families will have ongoing needs and the community will need a space to process this trauma.
We are partnering with SunServe Florida for guidance and administrative support. The money collected here will be distributed by SunServe, a 501c3.
Victims have commented that ClubQ was the only place they felt safe in Colorado Springs. There is a true need for queer spaces and services.
This is being organized by Summer Westerbur, a queer business owner who splits their time between Colorado & Florida in partnership with Sunserve and local LGBTQ leaders.