Anderson Aldrich Non-Binary Revelation Leaves Internet Divided

  

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Via:  gregtx  •  2 weeks ago  •  31 comments

By:   Giulia Carbonaro

Anderson Aldrich Non-Binary Revelation Leaves Internet Divided
Members of the LGBTQ community argue his non-binary claims are trolling, while right-wingers say it's proof the left was trying to politicize the attack.

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Reports that the 22-year-old suspect who allegedly killed five people and wounded 18 others in an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs last weekend identifies as "non-binary" have sparked outrage among LGBTQ rights activists and internet users.

The claim came via his attorneys.

In a Tuesday night court filing obtained by a New York Times ' reporter, Anderson Lee Aldrich's attorneys say the suspect—who's facing multiple murder and hate crime charges over the shooting at Club Q—is non-binary and that "they use they/them pronouns."

In the court filing, Aldrich is called "Mx. Anderson Aldrich."

Many on the internet have cast doubt over whether Aldrich genuinely identifies as non-binary, raising concerns that this might be simply a move to harm the LGBTQ community from an individual who now stands accused of committing a hate crime against queer people.

colorado-springs-club-q-mass-shooting.jpg?w=790&f=b19ca0566019e875a86c7002bfe5f19e A mourner visits a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub on November 22, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Reports that the suspect of the mass shooting at Club Q is non-binary have sparked divisions on the internet.Scott Olson/Getty Images

"The identification as non-binary is almost certainly a troll," wrote Latina trans activist Alejandra Caraballo on Twitter.

"The record was sealed but now this filing comes out while no other information is available. This is clearly an intentional troll by the shooter to further harm the community," Caraballo wrote in another post.

"I swear to god if the shooter is using non-binary identification as a parting shot to the trans community and the right wing laps it up... This is extremely sick," wrote activist Erin Reed.

"The club q shooter immediately identifying as non-binary with no previous evidence and right-wing media immediately taking that as fact is proof that no one who is anti-lgbt gives af about logic. Just whatever comes out that is convenient," wrote another Twitter user.

"Even ignoring the immediate political ripples from doing something like that, it seems like the obvious thing to do after ANY queer hate crime. To yknow, avoid getting charged for a hate crime."

Others have called the debate surrounding Aldrich's gender identity "a distraction only."

Reports that the suspect in the Colorado Springs mass shooting is non-binary have also sparked the reaction of right-wingers online.

Blaire White, a right-wing trans YouTuber and political commentator who's long been critical of leftist movements, commented on the reports saying that: "The entire Left just pulled an Alex Jones, falsely blaming a shooting on someone else. I won't hold my breath on the fines, though."

Newsweek has contacted One Colorado, the state's leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for LGBTQ people, for comment.

Aldrich has been identified as the suspect who entered Club Q—considered a safe haven for the LGBTQ community in the conservative city of Colorado Springs—just before midnight on November 19, wearing a body armor and carrying an AR-15 style rifle and a handgun.

The 22-year-old allegedly killed five people and injured 18 others before being stopped by two people inside the club (including Army veteran Richard M. Fierro) who tackled the suspect and stopped the shooting.

Authorities identified the five people killed as Kelly Loving, Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump, Ashley Paugh and Raymond Green Vance.

The owners of the club said they did not know Aldrich, as reported by the New York Times .


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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
GregTx
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2  seeder  GregTx    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Tacos!
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3  Tacos!    2 weeks ago

It’s a tragedy either way. That should be our primary focus. An investigation will reveal his motivation. I said that the night this happened, and I still think that’s the proper reaction.

Is it possible the shooter was queer? Absolutely! I don’t have any illusions that a killer of queer victims can’t themselves be queer. And there could be just as many reasons (if not more) for this kind of thing as there is for straight killers of straight victims.

You don’t need to be limited to a certain sexual, racial, or religious persuasion to kill victims of a certain group. 

Around here-ish (near Santa Barbara), 8 years ago, we had some straight beta loser shoot people because girls didn’t pay enough attention to him. In other words, a person attracted to women might kill women because he can’t get with one. Weird? Yeah!

Maybe something like that happened at Q-Club. Or not. We’ll find out eventually. For now, why get emotional about something that you don’t even know happened for sure?

 
 
 
George
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3.1  George  replied to  Tacos! @3    2 weeks ago

It’s refreshing to see someone actually blaming the killer.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tacos! @3    2 weeks ago

As always Tacos, you make a great deal of sense.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.3  Gsquared  replied to  Tacos! @3    2 weeks ago
Around here-ish (near Santa Barbara), 8 years ago, we had some straight beta loser shoot people because girls didn’t pay enough attention to him. In other words, a person attracted to women might kill women because he can’t get with one. Weird? Yeah!

That was a terrible situation.  My friend's son was one of that guy's only friends.  They had been friends since elementary school. 

 
 
 
JBB
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4  JBB    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Ender
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4.1  Ender  replied to  JBB @4    2 weeks ago

That is what he was worried about?

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1.1  JBB  replied to  Ender @4.1    2 weeks ago

He is an Ultra-MAGA. So yeah, pretty much...

 
 
 
George
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4.1.2  George  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

It’s sad that some feel being gay is worse than murdering people, he should have started at home.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ender @4.1    2 weeks ago

Exactly, it’s not like he ever loved the kid.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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4.1.4  Tacos!  replied to  Ender @4.1    2 weeks ago
That is what he was worried about?

That . . . and his next hit of meth.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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4.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JBB @4    2 weeks ago

he also said he and his family are mormon , and mormons dont do gay .

I also read the same article last night , nice edit by the way to make things political.

 turns out the dad , is aformer MMA champion turned semi pornstar,( bet the church is having a ball with that one) divorced from the mom had little to no contact with the kid . and was bad enough the ex and kid decided to legally change their names . i also understand the mom is not exactly the model mom having her own pychological and substance abuse ( booze)  issues .

 my bets if i were betting? we are gonna find out this kids wiring harness has been chewed on by squirrels to the point of inoperability . 

 
 
 
Ender
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5  Ender    2 weeks ago

I have seen pictures of the guy. Let's just say it is easy to tell he is a man. A fat one yet one anyway.

 
 
 
George
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5.1  George  replied to  Ender @5    2 weeks ago

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Ender
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5.1.1  Ender  replied to  George @5.1    2 weeks ago

removed for context

 
 
 
George
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5.1.2  George  replied to  Ender @5.1.1    2 weeks ago

removed for context

 
 
 
Ender
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5.1.3  Ender  replied to  George @5.1.2    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Ender
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5.1.4  Ender  replied to  George @5.1.2    2 weeks ago

Trolling trolling trolling, keep them doggies trolling...

 
 
 
George
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5.1.5  George  replied to  Ender @5.1.4    2 weeks ago

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George
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5.1.6  George  replied to  Ender @5.1.3    2 weeks ago

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Drinker of the Wry
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5.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ender @5    2 weeks ago

Can’t fat people be non-binary?

 
 
 
JBB
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5.2.1  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @5.2    2 weeks ago

Fat people struggle to even be binary!

 
 
 
GregTx
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5.3  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Ender @5    2 weeks ago

So, you're saying you agree that he's just trolling the LBGQT+ community?

 
 
 
Ender
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5.3.1  Ender  replied to  GregTx @5.3    2 weeks ago

There was an article in vice about it. Goes into more detail. He was himself trolled online on a forum where they called him a child molester among other things. One person on the chat site actually posted something like holy shit, did we make him do that?

Also they told his father that he was dead at one time.

The whole thing is bizarre.

Alleged Club Q Shooter Changed Their Name After Edgelord Harassment Campaign

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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5.3.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  GregTx @5.3    2 weeks ago

Or could it be that the LBGQT+ community just refuses to admit the possibility that one of their own could do what he did?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.3.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.3.2    2 weeks ago

That sounds plausible.

 
 
 
JBB
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6  JBB    2 weeks ago

The Murderous Incel From Hell - Anderson Aldrich original

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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6.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @6    2 weeks ago

He should have also worn a helmet and face shield.

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1.1  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1    2 weeks ago

I'm thinking bags. Plural. One might fly off.

The dude is UGLY! No wonder he is bitter.

 
 

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