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Trial began this afternoon in the case of a California teenager accused of execution-style murdering a gay classmate at a middle school in 2008.

 

The Los Angeles Times reports that Brandon McInerney, then 14, walked into his eighth-grade classroom, took a .22-caliber handgun out of his backpack and shot 15-year-old Larry King, who was sitting directly in front of him. McInerney then threw the gun on the floor and walked out of the room.

 

Prosecutors now say that McInerney carefully planned the murder of his classmate. Deputy District Attorney Maeve Fox said in her opening statement today that McInerney and other boys at school bullied King. When King started to wear high heels and earrings to school, he and McInerney clashed even more. McInerney allegedly mentioned he would shoot King -- the day before the actual shooting occurred, LA Times reports.

 

According to the AP, court documents reveal that King said "I love you" to McInerney while at school the day before the shooting.

 

This emotionally triggered McInerney, who was "emotionally pushed over the edge [by King's] inappropriate sexual comments," NBC Los Angeles reports. McInerney's attorneys plan to argue a case of voluntary manslaughter.

 

McInerney is charged with first-degree murder, and prosecutors have added a hate crime allegation, arguing that McInerney was motivated partly by a hatred of gays. Although McInerney was just 14 at the time of the incident, he is being tried as an adult.

 

He faces a maximum of 53 years to life in prison if convicted, KTLA reports.

I just read this article at work, and stories like this bug me. I am just giving my opinion, and I really apologize if I offend someone, but I feel that this gay kid was asking for something like this to happen. Now, he doesn't deserve to be shot; no one does. He was asking for some type of trouble. First off, you don't tell a heterosexual man that you love them when you are a homosexual, unless it's meant platonically. It doesn't work out, and especially at this young age, you're going to bother someone. The maturity level doesn't exist. Second, my biggest issue with homosexuality, he shouldn't have been wearing heels and earrings. Homosexuality is feeling attraction to men. Nothing wrong with that; we were born this way, blah blah blah, Lady Gaga, meow. Wearing women's clothing and accessories to school when your career is not being a drag queen is odd. I am a firm believer that humans should respect the fact that there is a women's section and a men's section in department stores, and if something works for both sexes, it won't be strictly in one single section. Men should not wear high heels and feminine earrings.

 

As I previously said in another blog, I'm homosexual, but I'm not about to go buy a purse and dress like a woman. I would never wear heels, unless I was a ninja and needed a quick way to stab someone with my shoes, but I could always install a knife into some shoes. It's so frickin' hard to want to come out when you're surrounded with men acting and dressing like women. Why can't gay men just love men and be "normal"? You don't have to be a diva. Dressing like women isn't going to make homosexual more accepted; it's just going to frustrate a lot of people.

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The way people act is part of their personality. I act quiet and introverted because that is the way I am, but a friend of mine is very loud and very forward. I wouldn't tell her to not be like that just because it annoys me some what.

 

More importantly, cross-dressing is something that transvestites feel compelled to do so, not doing so would be denying their nature (much like me denying the ability for you to be gay).

 

There is also a theorised link between an error (and I hate using the word error but that is the simplest way to explain it) on the X chromosome and male homosexuality, which also seems to imply more feminine traits and behaviour. Once again, not allowing them to do this would be denying them the ability to be themselves.

 

Being yourself should be encouraged in high school, as many people feel forced into cliques and into conformity.

 

Sorry Matt, but I am going to have to disagree considerably with you.

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I.e.: they should tolerate my sexuality, but fudge the rest?

I'm not too sure what you're trying to say. I don't feel the school should put up with this kind of bullying, and bullying is completely wrong. However, at the middle school stage - not that it's better at the high school stage - maturity is nonexistent, and if you come to school in heels and earrings, you're going to run into some problems because you're causing a scene.

 

The way people act is part of their personality. I act quiet and introverted because that is the way I am, but a friend of mine is very loud and very forward. I wouldn't tell her to not be like that just because it annoys me somewhat.

Each personality is different and should be respected. I don't feel cross-dressing is in relation to someone's personality.

 

More importantly, cross-dressing is something that transvestites feel compelled to do so, not doing so would be denying their nature (much like me denying the ability for you to be gay).

This kid wasn't a transvestite. He was asking for problems because he's in an immature environment, and he wasn't minding his own business. He told a straight man that he loves him. That's a serious thing not to do, especially when the guy is already making your life miserable. And it also bothers me the kid didn't tell her parents about this or go to the school board. The article doesn't mention if he did. Whether or not we agree on cross-dressing, this could have been prevented.

 

There is also a theorised link between an error (and I hate using the word error but that is the simplest way to explain it) on the X chromosome and male homosexuality, which also seems to imply more feminine traits and behaviour.

I hate this - not your science, but that this is true. I just don't see why we can't be born to love men without acting feminine. I personally bare very few feminine qualities, but I know others are the opposite. From experience where I live, the feminine personality appears to be the one thing that frustrates those who do not accept homosexuality. Loving another men is something that most say "do whatever you want."

 

Being yourself should be encouraged in high school, as many people feel forced into cliques and into conformity.

That's very true, but you shouldn't bring attention to yourselves excessively, and I feel this is what he was doing.

 

Sorry Matt, but I am going to have to disagree considerably with you.

Totally fine! :) I blogged this out of anger and frustration, because I really want to come out, and I should be able to, but I have to fear situations like this, even when I keep to myself and do my own thing in public and don't wear heels.

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There is also a theorised link between an error (and I hate using the word error but that is the simplest way to explain it) on the X chromosome and male homosexuality, which also seems to imply more feminine traits and behaviour.

I hate this - not your science, but that this is true. I just don't see why we can't be born to love men without acting feminine. I personally bare very few feminine qualities, but I know others are the opposite. From experience where I live, the feminine personality appears to be the one thing that frustrates those who do not accept homosexuality. Loving another men is something that most say "do whatever you want."

To consider that homosexuality has one cause is naive, and this is just one linked idea.

 

I am well aware that not all gay men are the stereotypical camp and feminine type but the stereotype exists for a reason, because there is truth to it. It is a vast and unfair generalisation but underneath the prejudice lies some hidden truth.

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How is wearing earrings and heels 'causing a scene?' He can dress however the hell he wants.

 

Don't not do something because you think you'll face persecution.

 

The kid has serious problems if he can't deal with something like that without killing someone.

 

I get shizzle every day from people because of my sexual orientation, and I don't feel the need to hurt them, let alone kill them.

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Perhaps one of the things that led to his homosexuality was a confused gender identity...?

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As for your comments about cross-dressing... Aren't you being very hypocritical?

 

I mean, you're using the same logic as those who oppose gays. Some would argue that Men in Anus = No

 

It's not like someone chooses to be gender-confused.

 

This kid wasn't a transvestite. He was asking for problems because he's in an immature environment

 

I wasn't aware that you knew him personally!

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To consider that homosexuality has one cause is naive, and this is just one linked idea.

I understand, but I know your science is correct and has been proved, but it's not the sole cause. I don't think anyone has the 100% answer for what causes homosexuality. I just meant that you are right, and then I explained my frustration with science, hence why it's my least favorite subject. :P

 

I am well aware that not all gay men are the stereotypical camp and feminine type but the stereotype exists for a reason, because there is truth to it. It is a vast and unfair generalisation but underneath the prejudice lies some hidden truth.

Oh yeah, for sure; I just wish the stereotype wasn't true.

 

How is wearing earrings and heels 'causing a scene?' He can dress however the hell he wants.

Not in school with immature people, or in public in general.

 

Don't not do something because you think you'll face persecution.

Unless you know it's going to tick people off and it doesn't have a purpose. There is standing up for what you believe in, and then there is just getting public attention, and there's a limit in public schooling.

 

The kid has serious problems if he can't deal with something like that without killing someone.

I agree, no one should have died. I'm just saying, there was bound to be some trouble. The trouble shouldn't have escalated into murder. The kid that died should have told someone when there was an obvious threat toward him. If I am at a football game against my home team's main rival, and I support the rival, I'm not going to campaign around the home area shouting and supporting the rival team; I have every right to do so, but it's not a good idea and it is brewing trouble.

 

Perhaps one of the things that led to his homosexuality was a confused gender identity...?

Sadly that's likely.

 

I mean, you're using the same logic as those who oppose gays. Some would argue that Men in Anus = No

That can be done in the privacy in one's home. Same with cross dressing. I don't support anal activity or cross dressing in public. It's just brewing trouble because you never know what's out there in public.

 

I wasn't aware that you knew him personally!

The article referred to him as a gay classmate. Nothing mentioned about being a transvestite.

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it's a bit similar to a face tattoo

you don't have to whine about not getting a front desk job at a bank either then

 

high heels are way less extreme than that but it's still kind of a no go

 

and everyone is indeed free to wear what he likes or tattoo his forehead

but don't come wining either if you don't fit policy

 

at school however that should not matter (only school rules should)

and bullying is never ok

 

 

I'll defend his right to allow him to wear high heels but I'll defend my own right to find him a silly twit too

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To consider that homosexuality has one cause is naive, and this is just one linked idea.

I understand, but I know your science is correct and has been proved, but it's not the sole cause. I don't think anyone has the 100% answer for what causes homosexuality. I just meant that you are right, and then I explained my frustration with science, hence why it's my least favorite subject. :P

 

I am well aware that not all gay men are the stereotypical camp and feminine type but the stereotype exists for a reason, because there is truth to it. It is a vast and unfair generalisation but underneath the prejudice lies some hidden truth.

Oh yeah, for sure; I just wish the stereotype wasn't true.

You can't dislike something because the answers it produces are uncomfortable, you can't just deny reality because it is annoying.

 

And it doesn't matter if you don't like the stereotype, it represents a legitimate section of the gay community

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Some people are against men holding hands in public for the same reasons you mentioned.

 

And you're right. There shouldn't have been any trouble. The immature classmates need to stop being immature. Just because the boy should have expected trouble doesn't mean he should have modified his choice of clothing. He's well within his rights to dress that way, and he's not doing anything wrong by doing so.

 

And the person who wrote the article didn't know the boy either. Just because he didn't say he was a transvestite doesn't mean he wasn't one.

 

You can be both. :unsure:

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Some would argue that Men in Anus = No

Men in Anus = No

I say what what?

You wanna do it in my butt?

 

Let's do it in the butt.

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