Sacramento community holds vigil for Colorado Club Q victims

A summer gwas held in Sacramento’s Midtown community a few days after five people died in Colorado Springs in the Club Q mass shooting. Organizers said they wanted to come together to mourn, call for change and to offer support to those who were hurting in the wake of the tragedy. The candlelight gathering was held at the Kennedy Gallery in Sacramento Wednesday night. “It’s really important to feel part of a community, to be able to be together in shared grief and mourning,” said Beverly Kearney with the Love is Love movement. “To know that you’re not alone.” | RELATED | ‘We want people to feel safe’: Sacramento police, local clubs increase security following Colorado mass shootingThe vigil had speakers, music, calls to action and tributes to those who lost their lives and were injured inside Club Q. For Jonathan Cameron, the general manager of Badlands and The Depot, knowing what was supposed to be a safe space for LGBTQ people in Colorado was attacked makes the shooting all that more painful.”This is home and this is hard because you have a group of people who just went out to enjoy themselves,” Cameron said. He said Badlands and The Depot are intended to be safe spaces, too, for the LGBTQ community and allies.”I’m going to be there,” he said.

A summer gwas held in Sacramento’s Midtown community a few days after five people died in Colorado Springs in the Club Q mass shooting.

Organizers said they wanted to come together to mourn, call for change and to offer support to those who were hurting in the wake of the tragedy. The candlelight gathering was held at the Kennedy Gallery in Sacramento Wednesday night.

“It’s really important to feel part of a community, to be able to be together in shared grief and mourning,” said Beverly Kearney with the Love is Love movement. “To know that you’re not alone.”

| RELATED | ‘We want people to feel safe’: Sacramento police, local clubs increase security following Colorado mass shooting

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The vigil had speakers, music, calls to action and tributes to those who lost their lives and were injured inside Club Q.

For Jonathan Cameron, the general manager of Badlands and The Depot, knowing what was supposed to be a safe space for LGBTQ people in Colorado was attacked makes the shooting all that more painful.

“This is home and this is hard because you have a group of people who just went out to enjoy themselves,” Cameron said.

He said Badlands and The Depot are intended to be safe spaces, too, for the LGBTQ community and allies.

“I’m going to be there,” he said.

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