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Friday marked the second anniversary of the death of Lawrence King, the
15-year-old gay boy who was killed at his school, E.O
Green Junior High School in Oxnard, Calif. Classmate Brandon McInerney has been charged with King's murder and will go on trial in May
King led a short and troubled life, as his biological father abandoned his family and his biological mother failed to take care of him because of her drug addiction. King came out when he was 10 and was bullied by classmates. After King transferred to E.O. Green in the seventh grade, he began wearing women's clothing, high heels, and makeup.
According to Newsweek, a couple of days before King's death, King asked McInerney to be his valentine, which McInerney declined as his friends made fun of him. An irritated McInerney told one of King's friends, "Say goodbye to your friend Larry because you're never going to see him again."
Many organizations are hosting vigils and remembrance ceremonies across the country. For more information visit RememberingLawrence.org.