More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
One Year Later: Vigils in Lawrence King's Memory Held Next Week
Feb. 12, 2008 a junior high school student shot his 15-year-old classmate, Lawrence King, in the head because Lawrence had a crush on him. This year, local LGBT communities across the country are remembering Lawrence's life the week of Feb. 9.
Advocates in Ventura, California, where Lawrence lived and was murdered, are holding a vigil Feb. 12. Local community members, including faith leaders and the city's Youth Empowerment Program, are sponsoring the event. The community was among dozens that held vigils last year.