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A Very Sad Anniversary

On this day one year ago 15 year old Lawrence “Larry” King was shot and killed as he sat in his 8th grade classroom.  He was murdered for having the courage Lawrence Kingto  openly be who he had known he was for years.  Larry came out when he was just 10 years old.  It took me until I was 20 years old and living 1,200 miles from my family before I would take that step.  Larry had courage beyond my understanding and despite the awful, turbulent home life he was experiencing he had the conviction to be himself.

 

Larry’s 16th Birthday would have been 1 month ago and my heart is broken that he wasn’t here for it.  Any death at that age is nearly impossible for me to understand, but for someone like Larry to have lived and survived through a very rough childhood to only then to have his life cut short simply for being something other than heterosexual, is almost too much to take.

Lawrence KingI have read accounts of Larry’s last few weeks and from what I gather Lawrence had started to self-identify as female, going by the name Letitia King.  Whether Larry was a gay boy or Letitia, self-identifying as female makes no difference.  Whether Larry or Letitia, this young life should be remembered an honored for the courage that was shown by just being true to what was inside.

So Larry…Letitia, I honor and remember you today.  Your death broke many hearts, but through that pain many more hearts were changed from fear and anger to reconciliation and love.  Rest in peace.

 

Lawrence “Larry” “Letitia” King
January 13, 1993 – February 12, 2008

Rest In Peace

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  • Nancy Cronk

    Hey Beau,

    This bothers me, too. If you want to organize a candlelight memorial or something similar with me, let me know, okay? I am always game for justice and compassion.

    Love you, Nancy

  • Mackenzie Myers

    I am a yearbook editor at Washington Manor Middle School, Ca. We are doing a page on the day of silence in honor of Lawrence King, and we were wondering if we can get your permission to the picture of Lawrence with his arms folded. We would greatly appreciate it. If you need to get a hold of me my email is kaohu77@yahoo.com

  • Mackenzie Myers

    I am a yearbook editor at Washington Manor Middle School, Ca. We are doing a page on the day of silence in honor of Lawrence King, and we were wondering if we can get your permission to the picture of Lawrence with his arms folded. We would greatly appreciate it. If you need to get a hold of me my email is kaohu77@yahoo.com

  • abnerb

    Since media omits ugly truths about what Lawrence Fobes King did. I will use my free speech right to say it here because I believe it was manslaughter.

    I believe this case was manslaughter (7 jurors agreed with me) because Lawrence Fobes King harassed other boys & I wouldn’t be surprised if Lawrence Fobes King committed physical abuse against Brandon James McInerney only that it went unreported. It can easily be that Lawrence Fobes King committed physicial abuse against others including the boy who killed him because most cases get unreported.

    Lawrence Fobes King had harassed other boys such as Lawrence Fobes King masturbated in front of others before 1 day a boy who had enough of Lawrence Fobes King’s harassment shot and killed him in class, the judge allowed the jury to consider the lesser charge of Manslaughter, because if the judge only allowed the jury to consider Murder 1, the conviction would be reversed on appeal on the view the jury could not consider a lesser charge. Lawrence Fobes King even stalked the boy who would kill him by following the boy wherever he went such as following Brandon as Brandon played basketball.

    The jury in the Lawrence Fobes King case came back with a hung jury-7 for Manslaughter and 5 for murder. It’s my view the case was Manslaughter, not Murder 1 and 7 jurors agreed with me. Not all murders are Murder 1 and juries must decide what charge it is if they don’t acquit. This case was manslaughter, not Murder 1 because the kid reacted to antisocial conduct which Lawrence Fobes King did but media including HBO omitted that Lawrence Fobes King exposed himself to others and again we know what was reported about Lawrence Fobes King exposing himself and harassing others but don’t be surprised if there were other things Lawrence Fobes King did such as physically abuse others, only that the abuse was not reported.

    Most men & boys who are victims of harassment & physical abuse don’t report that. Lawrence Fobes King was anti-social. We know what was reported but it can be that Lawrence Fobes King also committed physical abuse against others including against the boy who killed him only that it was not reported. It wouldn’t surprise me if Lawrence Fobes King even molested children only that it did not get reported. Now it offends but I say this because if you know the 1998 Methew W. Shepard murder case which got world attention, most media omits ugly truths about him molesting 2 boys when he was 15 years old which he got counseling for. Book of Matt by gay author Stephen Jimenez.

    Homosexual groups targetted gay journalists Stephen Jimenez for his Book of Matt which offended homosexual groups & have been trying to keep Stephen Jimenez’s Book of Matt from being sold. Honest discussion is discussing & rebutting-not censoring because 1 finds something offensive.

    Metthew Wayne Shepard (1976-1998) was not the innocent as he has been portrayed by Laramie Project or films like Shepard is a Friend of Mine. Metthew Wayne Shepard was a junky who assoc. with drug dealers in both Colorado & Wyoming, was possibly a drug dealer himself (Methew Wayne Shepard could also possibly have been a drug courier or a lookout) & when he was 15 years old, he was arrested for molesting 2 boys & he got counseling by Natrona County Juvenile Court for molesting 2 boys.

  • AbnerBhattacha

    When I read a gay (transexuals are mutilated gays/lesbians and they must abolish sex changes) bashing case in the news, I wonder what the view is of the journalist reporting this on homosexuality/lesbianism ? I also wonder if the journalist is a homosexual or lesbian and if so, are they setting aside their bias and reporting the news with no problems ? I do not trust news that I get from Daily Kos or the Huffington Post on their coverage of gay bashing cases because they predictably make the homosexual look like an innocent victim no matter what wrong the gay does.

    Here’s what predictably the Daily Kos and other media left out. Lawrence Fobes King exposed himself and harassed other boys for sex in the bathroom. When complaints were made about Lawrence Fobes King, the lesbian VP Joy Epstein refused to expel him. 1 boy who had enough of Lawrence Fobes King’s harassment shot and killed him in class in February 2008.

    Lawrence Fobes King (Lawrence) harassed Brandon James McInerney (Brandon) by stalking Brandon such as following Brandon wherever Brandon went, even when Brandon asked him to stop following him. An eg. would be Lawrence stalking Brandon as Brandon was playing basketball.

    We know what was reported. It can easily be that Lawrence Fobes King (Lawrence) also committed physical abuse (assault & battery) against Brandon James McInerney (Brandon), only that Brandon did not report this. If the school had expelled Lawrence Fobes King when complaints were made, his February 2008 killing would likely not have happened-they should have tried to help cure Lawrence Fobes King of transexuality. Lawrence Fobes King exposing himself and harassing others in public restroom among other things. We know what was reported about Lawrence Fobes King exposing himself and harassing others but it would not surprise me if Lawrence Fobes King molested children only that it went unreported as most do.

    Several jurors interviewed have said that Lawrence Fobes King anti-social conduct is a reason why they went for manslaughter rather than 1st or 2nd Degree murder.
    But why did Lawrence Fobes King thinks he was gay @ just 15? Now if it’s an adult taking part in homosexual/lesbian activities, then it @least involves adults. But a teenager isn’t old enough to take part in this. GID is worse than homosexuality & they must abolish sex changes. With Lawrence Fobes King , what I must wonder is did he think he was gay because of biology or was he a victim of homosexual sex abuse such as by priest which messed up his sexuality?