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The relationship between police and the LGBTQ community is often fraught

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After a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, a makeshift memorial grows outside the LGBTQ club on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.. Daniel Aston, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh, Derrick Rump and Raymond Green Vance were killed in the shooting.

In the days following the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, police pled with people who were at the bar that night to come forward, because they are potential victims. We examine why some in the LGBTQ community, trans people especially, might be reluctant to interact with law enforcement. Heron Greenesmith monitors anti-LGBTQ movements at Political Research Associates. Greenesmith is also adjunct faculty at Boston University, and teaches a course on Queerness and the Law.