While I am very sadden by the tragedy done to Lawrence King, I can't help but be more sadden, hurt and angry at the lack of attention for other incidences like death of Simmie Williams Jr, the 17-year-old black gay teenager who was gunned down by two unknown men, because he was wearing a dress at the time. The case becomes more tragic as news surfaces that five years ago, another young black gay man wearing a dress was shot on the same stretch of road—and he was the son of a family friend. But these stories and many others are NOT getting the attention it deserves. Where are the entertainers, etc. for these kids? I believe they matter just as much.
Check out, www.rodonline.typepad.com for more details. The story title is: "Two Florida Mothers Are United By Slain Black Gay Sons"