Tuesday, September 3, 2013

GLSEN-NYC Teams Up with HBO on Valentine Road

GLSEN-NYC is teaming up with HBO to host a screening of their new documentary film, Valentine Road.  It's the heartbreaking story of fourteen-year-old Brandon McInerney taking a gun to school on Valentine’s Day of 2008 and shooting his fifteen-year-old gay classmate Lawrence “Larry” King.  GLSEN-NYC’s new Co-Chair, Jared Fox – victim of a hate crime himself this past weekend in Cleveland, asked me to host the screening of this film here in NYC on September 10th.  HBO allowed me to pre-screen Valentine Road, which I just finished doing.  Words can’t express what this documentary will do to you.  I am still wiping away tears as I write.  I don’t want to say anymore as this film has yet to be released. But everyone must see this film and know Larry King’s story.  We have so far to go in this country but I am dedicated, more than ever, to fighting for equal rights and safety for all LGBTQ people.  Here is the link to the Valentine Road site.   This film will change you. http://valentineroaddocumentary.com/

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