As the investigation into McMillian's murder continues, his sexual orientation will undoubtedly be brought up a lot. It is of the utmost importance that the media refute such victim blaming as another form of homophobia.
Dee Dee Pearson, a transgender woman living in Kansas City, Missouri, was murdered this holiday weekend. The transgender community in Kansas City is mourning this tragic loss, and friends and neighbors have already begun leaving tokens of love and support outside of Dee Dee’s home where she was shot Saturday night.
The Florida teacher who posted anti-marriage messages to Facebook is taking his anti-gay rhetoric to the national stage. Jerry Buell, a currently employed public high school teacher at Mouth Dora High School, is known for taunting his students for their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Now he’s being featured in an anti-LGBT advertisement that undermines the relationships of gay and lesbian couples.
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.