It’s been all over the news, and Ellen DeGeneres herself has called attention to it: Last month, Lawrence King, 15, was shot at school in Oxnard, CA. He was later declared brain-dead. The classmate who shot him faces a first-degree murder charge and a hate crime charge, based on Lawrence’s sexual orientation and gender expression.
“He would come to school in high-heeled boots, makeup, jewelry and painted nails — the whole thing,” said Michael Sweeney, 13, an eighth-grader. “That was freaking the guys out.”
Various memorials for Lawrence King are being held in March and April. And Logo (AfterEllen.com’s parent company) has created a PSA in his honor.
Portia de Rossi, Janet Jackson, T.R. Knight and others remind us that “none of us is safe until all of us are safe.”
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