Friday, February 29, 2008
King and Queens
This is what happens when a hate crime hits the airwaves.
While Ellen DeGeneres, arguably the most popular lesbian in the world, rarely mentions her private life at all, she did make a serious comment on the murder of Lawrence King. (Towleroad has a transcript).
Closet case Anderson Cooper, in his coverage (Towleroad link), used the antiquated "homosexual," and the reporter in the piece took every opportunity to play up the "gay panic" defense as plausible.
Meanwhile, another vigil for another antigay murder, that of Simmie Williams, got a few hundred attendees, including outgoing NGLTF's Matt Foreman. Another gay man was assaulted in Florida only days before.