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.