Birmingham Children's Trust statement on Colorado Springs shooting and World Cup

Published: 23rd Nov 2022

Birmingham Children's Trust stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Andy Couldrick, Birmingham Children’s Trust Chief Executive, said: “Here at Birmingham Children's Trust, we are deeply saddened by the recent killing of five people at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado. USA. We are also very conscious that the 2022 World Cup is under way in a country that legally does not accept LGBTQ+ relationships and has a human rights record that does not align with our values here at the Trust.

“The Trust supports all LGBTQ+ communities and allies, and we pass our deepest condolences to all the families and friends who lost loved ones on 20 November 2022.

“If you need support to talk to someone about the way you have been affected, please talk to someone you feel comfortable and trust to talk to in confidence, this could be a work colleague or friend. You can contact the Birmingham LGBT Centre, where you can self-refer to counselling support available. You can also ring Switchboard - the national LGBTQ+ helpline on 0300 3300630 to talk things through.”