Gay club owner: Shooting comes amid new ‘kind of hate’ | apartment

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a gunman turned a drag queen’s birthday party into a massacre said he thinks the shooting killed five people and injured 17 others , a reflection of the anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from prejudice to hate speech.

Nic Grzecka’s voice was tinged with exhaustion as he spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night in some of his first comments since Saturday night’s attack at Club Q, a venue where Grzecka helped build an enclave uniting the LGBTQ community in the conservative embossed Colorado Springs supported .

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