Army Veteran, who disarmed club attacker, to lead pride parade

| June 10, 2023

Richard Fierro was one of the individuals who tackled the Club Q attacker. He was at this club in November, along with his family, when they and other customers came under threat from a shooter. With his family in mind, Fierro sprung to action. One of those who died that day was the boyfriend of Fierro’s daughter. Fierro will lead the first pride parade in this city since the club attack.

From NBC News:

Fierro, 45, who served in the military for 15 years, was at Club Q on Nov. 19, 2022, celebrating a birthday with his wife, their daughter and her friends when he disarmed the shooter, who had an AR-15-style rifle.

“I just know I got into mode, and I needed to save my family — and my family was at that time everybody in that room,” Fierro said in a news conference days after the shooting.

Fierro emphasized the importance of remembering those who died, including his daughter’s boyfriend, 22-year-old Raymond Green Vance, and the impact the tragedy had on their families.

“Those families are going to be hurting for forever and always changed. And that’s important for us to continue to acknowledge,” Fierro said this week.

Pikes Peak Pride expects a turnout of around 15,000 attendees for the weekendlong celebration. The shooting victims will be honored Saturday in a special ceremony and tribute, featuring speeches by local politicians, survivors and victims’ families.

NBC News has additional information here.

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The guy was a hero then. Now by choice he’s a figurehead.


Yes, and l find the irony delicious. “You, your community exists only because there are those who have sworn to uphold and defend your right to pursue happiness in whatever way you choose”. Kinda nullifies the protest aspect of the event. Also kinda undermines the “phobe” epithet thrown at everyone who does not were their choice of underwear.


I would do it.

If it came from a place of gratitude for helping to save lives it wouldn’t bother me any. To turn it down would be kind of a slap in the face. I’m not old and cranky enough for that yet.


Don’t think sexual orientation or identuty politics were on his mind that day, but left/libtards will make such hay for their cause out of it now.

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Nailed it!


Kinda blows that whole “if you aren’t gay, you’re a homophobe” idea out of the water.


It’s Starting…

You Be The Judge.

“Man Arrested While Citing Bible Verse In Protest Of Pride Event, Then Video Evidence Sinks”

Here is the video of his arrest. You Be The Judge.


Dude contributed to saving countless lives. Many of those lives lost were members of the gay community. The gay community chose to honor him – it’s right and it’s honorable to accept such.

Why politicize it any more than need me? Dude was a hero to this community, let them recognize him. Even if you disagree with the community on an existential level, I don’t understand the vitriol from some fellow veterans (many of whom I respect deeply) who took an oath to defend individual liberty.