The mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs was a senseless act of hate and violence toward our LGBTQIA+ community converging with the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Beautiful lives were tragically cut short, and our hearts are with the friends and families of those gone too soon. To our patients, employees, and all LGBTQIA+ people and allies who are angry and scared, you are not alone. You are worthy of love, respect, and dignity.
Any time safe, affirming spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community are attacked, our trust is broken, we feel alienated, and respect within our country is challenged. Texas Health Action will continue to provide safe, affirming spaces for our patients and staff. If you or a loved one are in emotional distress, or just want someone to talk to and connect with, the below resources are available to you for free:
The Trevor Project provides counseling, information and resources to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.
TrevorSpace is an affirming, online community for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13-24 years old.
(800) 273-8255 (online chat available)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text START to 741-741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.