Anti-LGBTQ hate thrives online, spurs fears of more violence


              FILE - Mourners gather outside Club Q to visit a memorial, which has been moved from a sidewalk outside of police tape that was surrounding the club, Nov. 25, 2022, in Colorado Spring, Colo. A gunman killed five people at the nightclub last month. (Parker Seibold/The Gazette via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Attendees congregate at a rally against gender-affirming care at War Memorial Plaza in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2022. Hate speech and threats of violence targeting transgender people and other LGBTQ individuals is thriving on social media and spurring fears of more violence. (Nicole Hester/The Tennessean via AP)
            
              FILE - Religious protesters from a street preachers association watch a group of pro-LGBTQ activists erect a series of boards they call "hate shields" intended to muffle megaphones and serve to reflect the counter-protesters' images in Atlanta, Oct. 12, 2019. The march was part of the annual Gay Pride Festival. Hate speech and threats of violence targeting transgender people and other LGBTQ individuals is thriving on social media and spurring fears of more violence. (AP Photo/Robin Rayne, File)
Anti-LGBTQ hate thrives online, spurs fears of more violence