November 20, 2022

How to help victims of the Club Q shooting and other resources for support


We are devastated and heartbroken by the violence that took place in Colorado Springs last night. What’s more, this tragedy occurred on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day meant to honor the transgender people who have been lost to violence. MCA Denver condemns this unconscionable act and stands with the LGBTQ+ community, today and every day. 

We mourn the loss of five innocent lives: Daniel Aston, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh, Derrick Rump, and Raymond Green Vance. 

And we are holding the 25 injured as well as our friends and neighbors in the Colorado Springs and LGBTQ+ communities in our hearts. Please see below for a list of resources and services for those in need of support and places to contribute to the victims' families. We will continue to update this as we get new information.

Vigils/other events:

Financial support:

  • CO Healing Fund
  • GoFundMe was started by Good Judy Garage for funeral costs for the victims' families.
  • GoFundMe was started by a former employee of Club Q for the victims and their families.
  • Hope Tank (1434 E. 22nd Ave at 22nd and Humboldt) is collecting gift cards for the victims.
  • Bread and Roses Legal Center is gathering to grieve and fundraise for immediate financial support on Saturday, November 26.
  • GoFundMe: Classroom of Compassion will be traveling to Colorado Springs this week before Thanksgiving and creating five public altars to honor the five victims.
  • GoFundMe was started for Tara (DJ T-Beatz), one of the many injured at the Club Q shooting.

LGBTQ+ Resources:


Crisis lines:

  • National Victims of Violent Crimes, 1-202-467-8700
  • Colorado Crisis Services, 1-844-493-TALK (8225)
  • Crisis Text Line, Text HOME to 741741
  • Trevor Project, Text START to 678-678


Find additional resources through CPR News.

Follow OneColorado for more updates.