Author Pens Heartbreaking Op-Ed About His Gay Cousin’s Murder

“Five years after [Larry] was tied to the bed and killed, Matthew Shepard, a young, white, openly gay man, was tied to a fence and killed in a small Wyoming city. While [Larry’s] death hardly made the local papers, Matthew’s provoked an international outcry. That discrepancy would haunt me.”

"The most recent study by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs found that nearly 80 percent of all anti-LGBTQ homicide victims in 2014 were people of color, and 60 percent African American."

http://www.queerty.com/author-pens-heartbreaking-op-ed-about-his-gay-cousins-murder-20150803

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND HIV-AFFECTED
HATE VIOLENCE IN 2014


http://www.avp.org/storage/documents/Reports/2014_HV_Report-Final.pdf