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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Remembering Lawrence King

15-year-old student, Lawrence King,  was shot and killed at school last week. Friends say the reason was his sexual orientation and gender expression.

If you haven't yet heard about this incident, here are some of the the details:

Lawrence King, an eighth grader who identified as gay and wore makeup and nail polish, was 15 when he was declared brain dead. On February 12th, Lawrence King was shot in the head in front of a classroom full of student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, CA. Police have charged Brandon McInerney, 14, with first-degree murder and with a hate crime. According to the Los Angeles Times and KTLA, McInerney and some other boys accosted King about his sexuality on Feb. 11. Students apparently often taunted King, who didn't even have a safe home to return to after school: he was living in a shelter for abused and troubled children.

Vigils in memory of Lawrence King, calling for an end to violence and harassment directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in schools, are being organized in communities across the country this week. Check below to find a vigil in your area, or fill out the form to list a remembrance event in your community. This page was created to support the efforts of organizations and individuals nationwide. The more events we organize, the louder our collective voice. Please help make sure that what happened to Lawrence never happens again.

To join others online:

To join others in person:

Lawrence King Remembrance Vigil
San Francisco, California
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sign-making at 5 pm, Vigil begins at 6 pm
Location: Lobby of the SF LGBT Center
1800 Market at Octavia
Co-Sponsored By: CUAV, GSA Network, LYRIC, SF LGBT Center, Transgender Law Center

Remembering Lawrence Candle Light Vigil
Ukiah, California
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
5:15 PM
Location: State and Perkins Streets
Ukiah, Ca
Co-Sponsored By: GSA, PFLAG, MEUSA, PAN, United For Safe Schools, GLAM

Remembering Lawrence Candle Light Vigil
Willits, California
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
5:30 PM
Location: Parking lot next to 38 S. Main St
Willits, CA
Co-Sponsored By: GSA, PFLAG, Marriage Equality USA, Pride Alliance Network, GLAM and United for Safe Schools

Candlelight Vigil
Fresno, California
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
7 pm
Location: Corner of Shaw & Blackstone
Co-Sponsored By: GSA Network, Community Link, Fresno City College Diversity Club
Questions: 559-268-2780

Sacramento Vigil
Sacramento, California
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
5:30 PM
Location: Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
Co-Sponsored By: GSA Network, Sac Stonewall, Senator Darrell Steinberg, Sac BOE Member Gretchen Bender, CAPPAC, Respect Sacramento, Mariko Yamada Yolo County BOS
Candlelight Vigil Remembering Lawrence King
West Hollywood/Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
gather in the park at 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Hollywood Park
647 N San Vicente Blvd.
Co-Sponsored By: GSA Network, Transgender Law Center, Equality California, City of West 

Public Memorial Service
Port Hueneme, California
Friday, February 22, 2008
3 pm
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church of Hueneme
755 Bard Road
Co-Sponsored By: The King Family

Talk With Your Kids About Guns dedicated to memory of Lawrence King
Aliso Viejo, California
Thursday, February 28, 2008
7 p.m. Admission is free
Location: Aliso Viejo Public Library
Co-Sponsored By: National Council of Jewish Women - Orange County, GLSEN Orange County, Women Against Gun Violence

Gay American Heroes Foundation
Miami Beach, Florida
Friday, February 29, 2008
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Location: Miami Beach Botanical Gardens (next to Lincoln Road)
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Co-Sponsored By: Gay American Heroes Foundation; Freedom Democrats; National Gay and Lesbian Task Fore; Stonewall Library and Archives; Safe Schools South Florida
Questions: 321-506-8738

Straight and Gay Alliance
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
2 p.m. Room A207
Location: Wilbur Wright College
Montrose and Naragansett
Co-Sponsored By: Michael Christopher Oboza

The L.King Memorial
Weston, Massachusetts
Friday, February 22, 2008
Location: The Rivers School
333 winter street
Co-Sponsored By: The Rivers School GSA
Questions:, or

Raytown High GLBSA Lawrence Vigil
Ratown , Missouri
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Location: Raytow High School Room 224
Co-Sponsored By: Royal Daily Raytown High School
Questions: 916-358-0907

Kansas City Vigil in Remembrance of Lawrence King
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, February 22, 2008
7:00 PM
Location: Broadway Church
39th Terrace & Broadway
Co-Sponsored By: Broadway Church, Campfire, EQuAL, GLSEN-Greater Kansas City, Harmony, Kansas Equality Coalition, PFLAG-Kansas City, PROMO, Scouting for All,
Questions: 816-237-6686
North Carolina

Lawrence King Memorial Speak Out
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Friday, February 22, 2008
Location: UNC Chapel Hill Pit in front of Graham Student Union
South Rd.
Co-Sponsored By: UNC Chapel Hill LGBTQ Center

New Jersey
Jersey City Vigil
Jersey City, New Jersey
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
7 pm
Location: 34 Wayne Street
Outside of Star Bar

New York
Remember Lawrence King
Albany, New York
Friday, February 22, 2008
All Day
Location: 140 Academy Road Albany NY
Co-Sponsored By: The Albany Academies

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