February 12, 2010
>Message from GLSEN ED Eliza Byard on Anniversary of Lawrence King Shooting
From any angle, February 12th is the anniversary of two lives’ destruction by homophobia and the inability of the two boys’ families, school and relevant social service agencies to deal effectively with the escalating conflict between them. Experts on bullying agree that any bullying situation involves two young people who need help–the target and the perpetrator. Both Brandon and Larry had already led difficult lives, and needed something more than their communities were able to give them.
Read more here from GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard.