Fifteen years after Matthew Shepard and the world has so much still to learn. It saddens me that a person my age could be so intolerant and go as far as to kill.
I respect Lawrence greatly - for his bravery. I myself am a lesbian in an all-girls Catholic School, so although my situation is a bit different, I know for sure that there is no possible way I could be as strong and brave as Lawrence was and come out about my sexuality. Some people don't seem to understand that we are humans, too, and that we live and breath and love - just the same. And just the same, we feel pain.
I'll let you know, though, that a solitary vigil will be held in memory of Lawrence.
God Bless Lawrence King and all that might be in this situation.