Jessica Hoffmann

CA: Vigils for Lawrence King

Filed By Jessica Hoffmann | February 19, 2008 6:22 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: California, Lawrence King, vigils

Several vigils are being held throughout California for Lawrence King, the gender-nonconforming teenager who was shot and killed in Oxnard last week.

Details after the jump.

What: Candlelight Vigils for Lawrence King

When: Tuesday February 19th and Wednesday February 20th
Where: Multiple locations across CA

A complete list of vigils nationwide is available at: www.rememberinglawrence.org

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008
San Francisco, California!
6:00 PM -- Lawrence King Remembrance Vigil
Location: Lobby of the SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market at Octavia
Co-Sponsored By: CUAV, GSA Network, LYRIC, SF LGBT Center, Transgender Law Center

Ukiah, California
5:15 PM -- Remembering Lawrence Candle Light Vigil
Location: State and Perkins Streets
Co-Sponsored By: GSA, PFLAG, MEUSA, PAN, United For Safe Schools, GLAM

Willits, California
5:30 PM -- Remembering Lawrence Candle Light Vigil
Location: Parking lot next to 38 S. Main St
Co-Sponsored By: GSA, PFLAG, Marriage Equality USA, Pride Alliance Network, GLAM and United for Safe Schools

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008

Sacramento, California
5:30 PM -- Sacramento Vigil
Location: Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
Co-Sponsored By: GSA Network, Sac Stonewall, Senator Darrell Steinberg, Sac BOE Member Gretchen Bender, CAPPAC, Respect Sacramento, Mariko Yamada Yolo County BOS

Fresno, California
7:00 -- Candleli ght Vigil
Location: Corner of Shaw & Blackstone
Co-Sponsored By: GSA Network, Community Link, Fresno City College Diversity Club

West Hollywood/Los Angeles, California
7:00 PM -- Candlelight Vigil Remembering Lawrence King
Location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd.
Co-Sponsored By: GSA Network, Transgender Law Center, Equality California, City of West Hollywood, Hollywood Chapter of NOW


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Michael Bedwell | February 19, 2008 7:39 PM

Headlines and links from towleroad.com related to the Antigay Industry that contributed to Lawrence King's murder:

COLORADO BULLY MAY BE FIRST TO BE SUED UNDER NEW HATE CRIME LAW

- http://www.denverpost.com/dnc/ci_8299250

TN HOUSE COMMITTEE KILLS HOMOPHOBIC CAMPFIELD SCHOOL BILL

A bill proposed by state Rep. Stacey Campfield that would have prohibited any discussion of homosexuality in elementary middle schools today was killed when a motion that the bill be sent to the State Department of Education was approved by a voice vote.

- http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Content?oid=oid%3A38592

CHARLES BARKLEY ACCUSED OF IRRATIONAL, ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY

Said Barkley: "I think they -- they want to be judge and jury. Like, I'm for gay marriage. It's none of my business if gay people want to get married. I'm pro-choice. And I think these Christians -- first of all, they're supposed to be -- they're not supposed to judge other people. But they're the most hypocritical judge of people we have in this country. And it bugs the hell out of me. They act like their Christians. And they're not forgiving at all...they should read the part about they're not supposed to judge other people. They forget that one when it doesn't fit what they want it to say."

- http://www.towleroad.com/2008/02/charles-barkl-1.html

Thanks for getting this information out, Jessica. I know I will be at the event in South Florida on the 29th.