Calif. student shot; gay youth groups protest

March 2008
Empty Closet;Mar2008, Issue 410, p4A
The article reports on the collaboration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations to denounce anti-gay student violence following the shooting death of Oxnard Junior High student Lawrence King in California. Brandon McInterney, who was allegedly part of a group of students who regularly bullied King, shot King in the head. The openly gay student who died after being taken off a ventilator was in foster care at Casa Pacifica, a shelter for abused and troubled children.


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