Carmen Carrera, a trans model and activist, recently spoke about her terrifying experience being there during a tragic shooting at a Miami Beach nightclub. On May 7th, a shooting occurred at GALA Miami bar, a trendy nightclub frequented by A-listers like Fabolous and J Balvin. One person was murdered and two women were injured, but Carrera escaped uninjured.
After competing in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, transgender model and activist Carmen Carrera became a household name. She has been outspoken in her condemnation of RuPaul and the franchise’s alleged transphobia and exclusion of persons who identify as trans.
On the morning of May 7th, a shooting occurred at GALA Miami bar, a trendy nightclub frequented by Hollywood’s elite. Carrera, who was also in the club, got out unscathed. Two ladies were hurt, and one person was killed.
Lowell Grissom, commonly known as Everybody Knows Lo, was shot and killed at a nightclub. Carrera shared her sadness on social media, recalling the many times they had crossed paths and how kind he had been to her.
Incidents like the 2016 Pulse nightclub tragedy and the most recent shooting in Colorado Springs underscore the terrible impact of gun violence on the LGBTQ+ community. Many activists are demanding action be taken to address the problem of gun violence, with others pushing for an outright ban on assault weapons.
The GALA Miami club issued a statement expressing their dismay and sorrow over the tragedy. They extended their sympathies to the victim’s loved ones and highlighted that this was a solitary and premeditated act of violence. Carrera, like many others, rushed to social media to voice her amazement and dismay at the tragedy, calling it a “harsh reality” of the world we now live in.