It's been a couple of days since I first saw Ellen's message, and as she spoke my world stopped. It took a while to really process what she was saying, but as I listened further, this indescribable sickness came over me that still has not left to this very second. However It wasn't until I saw his picture this evening, a picture of the beautiful innocence young Larry exudes, that it really hit me.
Things need to change now.
Though it`s not much, sending a donation is the least I, and the rest of us, can do to try and overcompensate for Brandon`s ignorance. Though Larry was ridiculed by select classmates, he now has the rest of the continent behind his memory, and I wish for his family and friends to know that we`re thinking and praying for this young boy everywhere from B.C to Newfoundland.
In memory of Larry I will make it a point to teach my children the importance of the freedom of choice. Be it gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, or transsexual, we`re all people.