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Monday, February 25, 2008

AFJ Joins GLSEN to Mourn Slain Gay Youth

Alliance for Justice employees will be joining supporters of GLSEN, the Sexual Minorities Youth Assistance League, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and several other local groups in a candle-light vigil tonight to honor the memory of Lawrence King, the young man killed in Oxnard, California this month after informing his classmates that he was gay. The details surrounding his murder are shocking, but they are unfortunately all too familiar to some - particularly those in the LGBT community.

Join us tonight in Dupont Circle at 6pm and demand an end to violence directed at our nation's youth, whether based on their race, religion or sexual orientation. Every student deserves a safe and supportive learning environment. To learn more about tonight's events happening all around the country, click here. To find out more about Lawrence King's story, check out the recent Los Angeles Times article here.

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