Remembering Larry

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    Mar 10, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    http://www.rememberlarry.com/
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    Mar 10, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    Hey Texas Guy:

    Thanks for posting this link. I have a son who is gay and undergoing treatment for alcoholism right now. Some of the younger kids at the treatment center have been harassing him because of his sexuality and I can't tell you how much I would like to punch each kid out.

    What was done to Larry and others because of their sexuality, race or any other reason, are sick and led by evil intentions. It is no different than Hitler killing the jews, homosexuals, christians and other he considered impure.

    Thanks for posting this reminder that we have a long way to go to make this a world where all life is considered sacred.
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    Mar 11, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    yeah, its horrible that this little boy had to lose his life for such an innocent thing like asking someone to be his valentine. ellen talked about this on her show and im glad, at least someone made a statement
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    Mar 11, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    I can't believe of all the places this could have happened that it happened in Cali. I always thought of cali as the most accepting and tolerant state in the Union.icon_cry.gif I mean even more so than Massachusett. And I love my gay state.icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 11, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    well..the act of one person shouldn't define the attitude of an entire state. However, the important thing here is that it brought quite a lot of media attention back to the issue of hate crimes, homophobia and discrimination.

    the poor boy looked so innocent, and i definitely respect him for having been so open about himself at such an early age. he was 15..
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    Mar 11, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting this txguy.
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    Mar 11, 2008 4:26 AM GMT
    http://www.logoonline.com/

    http://www.rememberinglawrence.org/
    ^^^
    Texas hasn't organized a vigil for him yet...thinking about trying to organize one.
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    Mar 11, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    first of all, to the person who commented about california, you should realize that this state is likely the most diverse in the union. From Northern CA to Southern... near the beach and inland empire are all totally different place. When people think of Ca, they generally think of LA or SF which are generally extremely accepting... but many other parts may as well be Alabama. Oxnard (where Larry was killed) is a dump of a city... the Central Coast's toilet, as I call it... poor, agricultural-based, gang-ridden, etc.

    Nevertheless from what I've read, the murdered has had a pretty shitty life himself... so let's try not and generalize this upon a larger population
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    Mar 11, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    Hunter9 saidfirst of all, to the person who commented about california, you should realize that this state is likely the most diverse in the union. From Northern CA to Southern... near the beach and inland empire are all totally different place. When people think of Ca, they generally think of LA or SF which are generally extremely accepting... but many other parts may as well be Alabama. Oxnard (where Larry was killed) is a dump of a city... the Central Coast's toilet, as I call it... poor, agricultural-based, gang-ridden, etc.

    Nevertheless from what I've read, the murdered has had a pretty shitty life himself... so let's try not and generalize this upon a larger population


    i don't really understand your point.

    1. You are telling Alexander89 that his view of his state is a bit naive based on the fact that the most common view of the attitudes of Cali take root in the two cities with the most exposure (LA and SF)?

    2. you mention "lets try not to generalize this..." what were you referring to? the situation as a whole? larry's "shitty life?" or were you going back to the california thing?
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    Mar 13, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    Alexander89 saidI can't believe of all the places this could have happened that it happened in Cali. I always thought of cali as the most accepting and tolerant state in the Union.icon_cry.gif I mean even more so than Massachusett. And I love my gay state.icon_sad.gif


    It's like Geraldine Ferraro making racist comments...we all know that only Republicans make racist comments!

    She declined to apologize directly for the firestorm she created when she told a local California newspaper that "if Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position."

    Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate, told Sawyer she was "absolutely not" sorry for what she'd said, suggesting she had tried to pay Obama a compliment.


    I always thought democratic vice presidential candidates were the most accepting and tolerant people in the Union!