Advocates for gay youth are trying to keep 15-year-old Lawrence King’s memory alive.
On Monday, March 24, Youth First Texas will host a town hall meeting in response to King’s death to talk about what can be done to prevent this type of thing from happening in the future.
There are two reasons why I’m personally asking each and every one of you to attend this event.
First, I believe this is the single most important gay-rights issue out there. Forget about marriage equality, forget about getting openly gay officials elected, forget about all that stuff. If kids can’t go to school without worrying about whether they’re going to get beaten up or killed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, none of that other stuff matters.
The second reason is that earlier this week I promised Bob Miskinis, director of programs at Youth First Texas, that I would try to get an item about this event in today’s print edition, but then it completely slipped my mind. Miskinis also asked me to be one of the panelists at the town hall, and I agreed.
A good turnout on Monday night will not only demonstrate once again that Dallas’ gay community is concerned about this critical issue, it will also help me smooth things over with Miskinis. As you can see from the above photo, he is not the type of person to be messed with!
The town hall begins at 7 p.m. at Youth First, which is at 5415 Maple Ave. Suite 225.
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