Lawrence King was a 15-year-old 8th grader in Oxnard, California, who was brutally gunned down by classmate Brandon McInerney in front of their teacher and fellow students. Lawrence’s crime? Asking Brandon to be his Valentine.
In the wake of this tragedy, GLSEN enlisted the support of celebrities like Janet Jackson, Taylor Swift, Portia de Rossi, T.R. Knight, Calpernia Addams, Andre 3000, Ashanti, Sarah Bareilles, Darryl Stephens and others to address the crisis of violence plaguing LGBT youth.