RMHCPA Statement in the Wake of the Club Q Shooting

The Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA) stands with the LGBTQIA+ community in the wake of yet another senseless mass shooting in our Colorado Springs community. We stand with love and compassion for the people impacted by the mass shooting at Club Q. Love and compassion, like thoughts and prayers, holds limited meaning if they are not connected to action—to living with love and compassion for all people. Therefore, we call on our community, our state, and our country to take action against hate and against gun violence. As a community and society, we have been thinking, praying, and crying over these tragedies without action for too long. Authentic love and compassion are not impotent; they call us to speak out against hate. RMHCPA stands ready to be active through sitting in silence and tears with those suffering. We also stand prepared to advocate for change and accountability, including common sense gun laws and accountability for individuals and organizations that spread hate speech.