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The violent murder of 17 year old Lennon Lacy is being ruled as a suicide.
He was found hanging from a swing set in a predominantly white Bradenboro, NC trailer park with multiple head injuries and wearing shoes 2 sizes too small.
He has no history of mental illness, all the evidence suggests foul play, and since his funeral his grave has been desecrated.
THIS IS QUITE LITERALLY A MODERN DAY LYNCHING.
Don’t let this get covered up.

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Does anyone remember this 12 year old little WHITE girl who was murdered by two BLACK kids? She was lured to one house so they could steal her bike. Her body was stuffed in a trash can by the two boys. No? Don’t remember? Probably never heard of it to begin with? That’s because it was never marked as a hate crime because she was white. The president didn’t make a personal call to her family to apologize for what happened. Celebrities didn’t give a shit. One of the kids got released with only six months served.

Tell me again that this country isn’t fucking biased.

(Image description: a picture of Vincent Chin with text overlaying it “Remember Vincent Chin; May 18,1955 - June 23, 1982. ‘It’s not fair’”)

Remember Vincent Chin, and, in case you don’t know who he is, read about the case, as the racist hate crime that led to his death and the failed justice system which let his white killers go without a day of jail time to this day should not be forgotten.

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The murder of Larry King refers to the February 12, 2008, shooting death of Lawrence “Larry” Fobes King (January 13, 1993 – February 13, 2008), a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California, United States. He was shot twice by a fellow student, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, and kept on life support until he died two days later.

Newsweek described the shooting as “the most prominent gay-bias crime since the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard”, bringing attention to issues of gun violence as well as gender expression and sexual identity of teenagers.

Following many delays and a change of venue, McInerney’s first trial began on July 5, 2011, in the Los Angeles district of Chatsworth. That trial ended on September 1, 2011 when the judge, Charles Campbell, declared a mistrial due to the jury being unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Prosecutors decided to seek a second trial, but dropped the hate crime charge.

On November 21, 2011, McInerney pleaded guilty to second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and use of a gun. The plea carries a sentence of 21 years imprisonment without time off for good behavior, and avoided the scheduled retrial. He was sentenced on December 19, 2011.

Brandon David McInerney was born on January 24, 1994 in Ventura, California. His mother Kendra had a criminal history and was addicted to methamphetamine. In 1993, Kendra accused her husband William of shooting her in the arm with a .45-caliber pistol. In another incident, William McInerney choked his wife almost to unconsciousness after she accused him of stealing ADHD medication from her older son. He pleaded no contest and served ten days in jail and 36 months probation on a charge of domestic violence. Between August 2000 and February 2001, William McInerney had contacted Child Protective Services at least five times about concerns of his son living with his mother. In 2001, he filed a restraining order against Kendra, and in 2004, Brandon was placed in the custody of his father, as his mother had entered a drug rehabilitation program.


In July 2008, Newsweek reported that a day or two before the shooting, King walked onto the basketball court in the middle of a game and asked McInerney to be his Valentine in front of the team who then made fun of McInerney. Just after lunchtime on February 11, King passed McInerney in a corridor and called out, “Love you baby”. Later that day King was seen “parading” back and forth in high-heeled boots and makeup in front of McInerney. According to a teacher, a group of boys was laughing at McInerney who was getting visibly upset and assistant principal Joy Epstein, noticing McInerney’s reaction, wagged her finger at him. When McInerney endured teasing because of the incident, he attempted to recruit other students to assault King but no one expressed interest. He then told one of King’s friends to say goodbye to him “because she would never see him [King] again”.

On the morning of February 12, 2008, McInerney was witnessed repeatedly looking at King during a class in a computer laboratory. At approximately 8:15 a.m local time, McInerney withdrew from his backpack a .22-caliber revolver belonging to relatives and shot King twice in the back of the head. Following the shooting, McInerney tossed the handgun on the floor and walked from the classroom. He was apprehended by police about seven minutes later and five blocks away from the school campus.

King was transported to St. John’s Regional Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition. He was declared brain dead on February 13 but was kept on life support for two days so that his organs could be donated.

Since McInerney has refused to speak to investigators, the motive for the shooting remains unclear. According to Police Chief John Crombach, “It’s pretty clear our suspect was focused on his victim and what he planned to do”.

“I’ve never been ‘persecuted’ for being goth, goth persecution doesn’t exist everyone is just overreacting” I know right? Isn’t it strange how all these random people from different parts of the world are talking about how, shocker of all shockers, presenting yourself differently gets some scary, ridiculous, and violent negative attention? But it must just be another one of those special snowflake internet conspiracies.

Ray Narvaez Jr used the transphobic t slur in the new Sniper Elite video.

Ray Narvaez jr is seriously problematic and his actions fuel so many different types of oppression in our society. And if you defend his actions or try to justify them by saying bullshit like “it was just a joke”, “he didn’t mean it that way”, you are right in there with him.

I hope you know you’re trying to justify the use of a slur that is thrown at transgender people when they’re being bullied, when they’re being abused, when they’re being assaulted, and when they’re being murdered. I hope you know your compliance is one of the reasons those actions continue to happen. I hope you know that.

Transgender Student Attacked In University of North Florida Bathroom, Hate crime. UNFSpinnaker.com
” The suspect said the victim was an ugly girl and an ugly guy, and said the victim doesn’t deserve to live. The suspect said he was lying to himself and said he should not be here. The victim tried to ignore the suspect, but the suspect continued with derogatory language. The victim tried to leave the restroom, but the suspect blocked the way and pushed him back.

The suspect then tried to reach under the victim’s shirt to touch his chest, and tried to put his hands in the victim’s pants. The victim tried to defend himself, struck the suspect in the jaw, and ran out of the bathroom.”

“We didn’t check any cameras because we didn’t think it was applicable,” Strudel (officer) said.”
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“Bloody, Battered and Beaten

But not Broken.”

I painted the piece above in response to reading the following…

  • April 4, 2011 – Quinn Matney suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns to his wrist after being branded by an unidentified man for being gay. The attack happened while he was taking a night time stroll on his university campus in North Carolina.
  • April 2011 – Kevin Pennington, a gay 28-year-old male, was kidnapped and severely beaten in a Kentucky park by two men shouting anti gay epithets.
  • September 8, 2011 – Cameron Nelson, a 32-year-old gay man, was attacked at his place of employment in Utah.
  • December 17, 2011 – Charlie Hernandez, a 26-year-old who was openly gay, was stabbed to death following a brawl that included anti-gay slurs that occurred with two men after he accidentally stepped on some sunglasses.
  • February 2012 – Cody Rogers, an 18-year-old teenager, was brutally assaulted and targeted with homophobic slurs at a party after defending a female friend who was also attacked.
  • April 21, 2012 – Eric Unger, a 23-year-old gay man living in Illinois, was attacked by a group of men on the way home from a party, while they shouted anti-gay epithets at him. The investigation is ongoing.
  • May 2012 – Max Pelofske, a 21-year-old gay man, was beaten by a group of youths at a party in Minnesota. Pelofske claims it was a hate crime, but police disagree.
  • June 5, 2012 – Kardin Ulysse, a black 14-year-old boy, was attacked in the cafeteria of Roy Mann Junior High School by another group of boys. He was called anti-gay slurs and sustained damage to the cornea of one of his eyes, leaving him blinded.
  • May 17, 2013 – Mark Carson, a 32-year old black gay man,[was shot to death by another man who trailed and taunted him and a friend as they walked down the street in Greenwich Village, New York. When the two friends ignored the assailant’s questions, the man began yelling anti-gay slurs and asked one of them, “You want to die tonight?” Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested briefly after the shooting and charged with murder and weapons charges on May 19. According to police, Morales said he shot Carson because he was “acting tough”. Morales pleaded not guilty on June 19, 2013.

The above are a few of the documented hate crimes committed towards young gay men between 2011-2013 within the United States…

Many of these hate crime cases are over looked simply due to the fact that the victims are homosexual males…

Now think about these issues multiplied by the rest of the world’s countries.

Then factor in that in many of these countries homosexuality is punishable by law and in some cases even punishable by death.

Keep in mind that these do not include cases with Homosexual Men over the age of 32, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgender, Bigender or Genderqueer individuals around the world.

And yet somehow so many people still fail to grasp the gravity of Anti-Queer sentiment…

This is what happens when you dehumanize a person.

People forget to care.

In yet another shameful moronic act of hate crime a Sikh Columbia professor Prabhjot Singh who wrote a New York Times op-ed last year about hate crimes against American Sikhs was attacked by a group of teens over the weekend..

He was walking past a group of 25 to 30 young men, many of whom had bikes, when he heard, “Get him!” as well as “Osama” and “terrorist” being yelled.

Someone grabbed his beard and he was hit on the chin. All of the bikes began to mobilize and he started to run. The assailants on bikes started taking swipes at his head and a couple hit him in the chest. He was punched in the face repeatedly and he fell. That’s when the group converged on him, hitting him in the head over and over again.

When will this stop ??