I have been expecting a mass shooting at a gay bar for at least a year. This is not because I’m clairvoyant, but because I am a gay person with eyes and ears. The mass-murder at Club Q in Colorado Springs on November 19 was the result of what is now all-too-familiar rhetoric—a campaign that is both a cynical attempt to gain political power and a conscious effort to inspire stochastic violence that murders gay and trans people on the theory that there should be fewer of us.
There have been 600 mass shootings in the US this year. 360 million people with lots of guns. Shrug.
So, statistically, how many of those should be about and or around gays? With the claimed 3% of the population perhaps some 18? Or with the 1.6 million claimed trans folk some 2 or 3 aimed (bad choice of word there, I know) at trans?