Quote of the day

"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. "

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Public Service Announcement in Honour of Lawrence King

By Natalie Kalow
Executive Producer
Published Mar 13, 2008

In what seems to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, the homophobic attack that lead to Lawrence King’s death has sparked more action from celebrities in the US.

The 15-year-old was shot in the head at the E.O. Green School in Oxnard, California on February 12 - reportedly for being a homosexual.

Just days after her partner Ellen DeGeneres tearfully honored the gay teen on her show, actress Portia De Rossi has recently signed up to pay tribute to King in a new public service announcement TV ad.

De Rossi appears in a new PSA, which debuted on America's gay TV network Logo on Monday. De Rossi says during the announcement, "Imagine if wearing make-up and a dress could get you killed. For 15-year-old Lawrence King, that's just what happened."

She joins other celebrities on the 60 second PSA, such as Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight, Janet Jackson, Andre 3000 and Ashanti.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent message.

Bigotry and hate will be condoned no more.