Lawrence King - LGBT Victim

 
Lawrence King - LGBT Victim
Was doing some research for the LGBT Group's Blingee comp about LGBT victims, and I was shocked by some of the things I read...This one in particular really got to me... --- Lawrence "Larry" King, born January 13, 1993, was adopted at age two by Gregory and Dawn King. His biological father was absent, and his mother, a drug user, was allegedly failing to care for the infant properly. By the third grade, King began to be bullied by his fellow students due to his effeminacy and openness about being gay, having come out at ten years old and while in the third grade. In November 2007, he was removed from his adoptive home and placed in a group home and treatment center after he alleged that his foster father was physically abusing him, a charge Greg King denied. The bullying continued when King transferred to E.O. Green School in the seventh grade, and intensified when he began showing up to school wearing women's accessories and clothing, high heels and makeup in January 2008. On the morning of February 12, 2008, a student, Brandon McInerney, was witnessed repeatedly looking at King during a class in a computer lab. At 8:15 a.m, McInerney shot King twice in the head using a .22-caliber revolver he took from his backpack. ~~ I can't believe that a kid, about the same age as myself, would kill another student for dressing like a woman and admitting to being gay...It's horrible. - Google Lawrence King for more info.
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Tuckahoe1

Tuckahoe1 says:

2071 days ago
Wonderful job Sarah! sometimes I think schools turn a blind eye to the bullying going on in school, with the attitude of "kids will be kids"....this is the worst of the bullying. I could go on and on but I wont. GREAT JOB!
ladiiphresh6

ladiiphresh6 says:

2071 days ago
AWWW thats so sad!
I understand my brothers gay.
vanderlek

vanderlek says:

2077 days ago
Gold, this is really a sad story. Unbelievable what people do to eachother..Why doesn't hate disappear?
babyloveschocolate

babyloveschoc... says:

2077 days ago
I have alot of respect for you and commend you highly. This is very sad. It all starts at home...everything..We are how we live. great job!
peanut-69

peanut-69 says:

2080 days ago
This is an amazing tribute for this young man. It's so sad to hear the same stories of intolerance being repeated over and over. When will people learn!
birdtoes

birdtoes says:

2081 days ago
Oh - this is so sad - and beautiful - an amazing tribute..
XXaguetXx

XXaguetXx says:

2081 days ago
Wonderful!
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RockStarGeisha says:

2082 days ago
This is so beautiful; thank you for taking the challenge. I remember hearing his story on the news when it happened - my whole body and heart froze. I'd had gay friends bullied, and this was always a worst fear. It's amazing, the ignorance in the world. In the middle east two gay boys were hung, publically, by a politician! I don't understand how anyone can hurt another being... esp. for just loving and hurting no one. But a lovely tribute to a lovely boy. *5 stars and faves.

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