MEDIA
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ellen Chokes Up Remembering Murdered Gay Teen

Ellen Degeneres took a moment on her show Friday to remember 15-year-old Lawrence King. King was shot and killed by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, who he'd asked to be his Valentine, on February 12.

Ellen got choked up discussing it and made a plea to stop the hate."Larry is not a second-class citizen. I am not a second-class citizen. It is okay if you are gay."

She also made a call for voters to look at the candidates extra closely this election season. "We must change our country. We can do it with our behavior... We can do it with our vote... Fight hate."