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Syracuse LGBTQ+ advisory group honors victims of Colorado shooting

A rainbow striped flag waves on a pole along with the the blue New York State flag.
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The LGBTQ+ flag flies with the New York State flag over the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza.

The Syracuse LGBTQ+ Advisory Board marked Sunday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance with a tribute to the victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado.

A gunman killed at least five people at the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs on Saturday evening. More than two dozen were injured.

The city of Syracuse’s advisory board issued a statement of support to the community of Colorado Springs.

"Tragically, no community is safe from individual acts of violence but all must join together in rejecting hatred and intolerance in any form," the board said in the statement.

The board advocates for the LGBTQ+ community in Syracuse and provides feedback on city policies.

Tarryn Mento is an award-winning digital, audio and video journalist with experience reporting from Arizona, Southern California, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Tarryn produces in-depth and investigative content for WAER while overseeing the station's student reporter experience. She is also an adjunct professor at Syracuse University.