NEWS: Club Q Shooter Pleads Guilty, Starbucks Says Pride Never Left

At Least 5 Dead And 25 Injured In Colorado Springs Gay Nightclub Shooting

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The suspect in the Colorado Springs Club Q shooting which claimed 5 lives and injured 17 others has pleaded guilty in court. The plea will all but guarantee the suspect, who identifies as nonbinary, will spend the rest of their life in prison. They were charged with 323 criminal counts ranging from first-degree murder to bias-motivated crimes.

Starbucks says Pride decorations in their stores continue to be allowed and that their policy on it never changed, even as some unionized Starbucks stores are striking over claims that the company was instructing employees to remove pride month decorations. Starbucks says they unwaveringly support the LGBTQ+ community.

Istanbul police detained 50 people over the weekend during the city’s annual Pride march. Even though homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, anti-LGBTQ resistance has been strong throughout the country recently, stoked by the current political parties in power.

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