redheadguy saidNo, he was murdered by an intolerant bigot who couldn't stand the thought of someone being different.
You are suggesting he brought it on himself for acting differently from the group norm.
Do you also think that women bring rape upon themselves for wearing short skirts and red lipstick?
I'm not saying he brought it unto himself. the article from the gay magazine describe the kid live in a group home that shape him into a flamboyant kid ahead of his time. I'm just asking if people feel that way too.
I agree that no amount of self expression should bring about a bullet in your head. But I'm mainly more interested in the non-violent "reaction" we caused. a woman fully clothed like a muslin woman will cause less "reaction" then a half naked woman walking down the street with a dildo in her hand. neither deserve to be raped, but one of them is asking for more.
another example such as a car crash, the guy could acting self assertive and polite with the whole deal, while he could also up scale it and act obnoxious, curse and make a scene. which will bring about "reaction" more then the other?
Now this kid is well known for being gay in the school, even dress accordingly in case someone miss that. Now even openly telling other guys to be his valentine, without care for how they would feel. No, no one should die over it, but the "in your face" kinda attitude is inviting "reaction" more then anyone can handle, especially a kid.