Dove Cameron used her American Music Awards acceptance speech to honor the victims of the Colorado LGBT+ club shooting.
On Saturday (November 19), the FBI joined an investigation in Colorado Springs after a gunman killed five people and injured 25 others after opening fire within moments while entering an LGBT+ nightclub.
During her acceptance speech for the New Artist of the Year award at Sunday’s (November 20) awards ceremony, Cameron dedicated her trophy to “the queer community in general.”
“You guys have given me such a space to be myself and write music about it and I’ve never felt more secure, loved and supported and I hope I can give you a glimpse of that feeling through my music. ” She said.
“Following the tragedy at Club Q in Colorado Springs, I want to remind everyone of the importance of queer visibility and the importance of our community.”
Cameron added: “And I would like to draw your attention to organizations like GLAAD and the Trevor Project to see what you can do now. I want to remind you that you are absolutely right. And you are so loved.”
Police and prosecutors have named 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich as a suspect in the shooting at a Colorado club.
The suspect was reportedly carrying an AR-15 rifle. Two firearms were seized at the scene.
Police responded within minutes after multiple 911 calls were made by the scene just before midnight on Saturday, when the club was hosting drag performances and a DJ.
They should have an event to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday.
According to boss Adrian Vasquez, within minutes of his entry, at least “two heroic individuals at the club confronted and fought with the suspect.”
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dove-cameron-colorado-club-q-shooting-amas-b2229412.html Dove Cameron speaks during the AMA’s acceptance speech for the Colorado Club Q shooting