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Lawrence King

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Hate the Sin, Blame the Victim

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

It seems that all their "responsibility" and damnation goes in one direction. It simultaneously justifies their own hatred and actions, while assuring everyone that the victim got what they deserved.

Reflections on the Trial of Lawrence King's Murderer

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scottie Thomaston

I wonder if McInerney's 21-year sentence is too easy, a way to prop up a failed system and a failed response to crime. I wonder if it's putting a band-aid on our problems when we should be doing a lot more to end violence against our most oppressed.

Hunter Stuart

Gay Student's Flamboyant Style Blamed For His Murder | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Only a few hours had passed after 17-year-old Brandon McInerney had pled guilty to the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Lawrence "Larry" King at E.O. Gre...

Gay Student Threatened Days Before He Was Slayed, Prosecutors Say

Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

Trial began this afternoon in the case of a California teenager accused of execution-style murdering a gay classmate at a middle school in 2008. Th...

Karate/Sissy Ad Update: A Teachable Moment in Stereotypes, Gender Roles, & Shaming

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

Recent ads seem to use gay panic and gender shaming to say that the best way to "man up" your obviously queer kid is to take karate classes to "straighten them out."

Karate Kick the Sissy Out of Your Son: Gay Panic as Advertising

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

In what has to be the most offensive ad campaign I've seen in a long time, Key Biscayne's Academy Of Martial Arts RDCA in Florida has decided the best way to sell their karate classes is to use gay panic.

I Voted (Twice) for Obama, and Apparently I Lost

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

Warren's selection is a thumb in the eye of every lesbian and gay citizen, and an insult to kind and decent Americans who believed that Obama's presidency was the beginning of a new era.

"Fagots -- Stay Out"

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

In Barack Obama's silence, he voiced his opinion. Obama quietly let millions of his supporters vote for their political evolution while simultaneously selecting prejudice.

Newsweek's Hate Crime

Sara Whitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sara Whitman

The article "Young, Gay and Murdered" in Newsweek is one of the poorest examples of journalism I've ever read. To take a kid who is dead and report on how he "asked for it?" That is a hate crime.

Online and Off, Millennials Redefine Civil Rights Activism

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

Many believe that if Millenials are online activists and information seekers, we are not also at rallies or organizing at our schools. This is just patently untrue.

CNN Cuts Gay Teen Killing From Cooper Podcast

Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dipayan Gupta

When one cuts an hour-long show down to 24 minutes, some sacrifices must be made. But excluding this murder while giving ample room to a kid singing in his underwear is a terrible lapse in judgment.

Ellen Chokes Up Remembering Murdered Gay Teen

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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...

Gay Teen Shot By Classmate In School Declared Brain Dead

LA Times | Catherine Saillant and Gregory W. Griggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Oxnard junior high student who was shot in the head by a classmate earlier this week was declared brain dead Wednesday, and the 14-year-old male su...