Outrage among LGBTQ rights activists and internet users has been sparked by reports that the 22-year-old suspect who is accused of killing five people and injuring 18 others in an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs last weekend identifies as “non-binary.”
The claim came via his attorneys.
In a Tuesday night court filingAccording to information obtained by a New York Times reporter from Anderson Lee Aldrich’s attorneys, the suspect is non-binary and “they use they/them pronouns.” Anderson Lee Aldrich is accused of multiple murders and hate crimes in connection with the shooting at Club Q.
Aldrich is referred to as “Mx.” in the court document. Aldrich, Anderson
Many people on the internet have questioned whether Aldrich truly identifies as non-binary, raising concerns that this could be just a plot by someone who is now accused of committing a hate crime against the LGBTQ community to harm the LGBTQ community.