Asher Brown’s Friends + Family Remember The Fallen 13-Year-Old

At a Saturday memorial at Moore Elementary for Asher Brown, who shot himself in the head after facing anti-gay torment at school, hundreds showed up to pay their respects outside Houston. The family only expected a few dozen. “I want them to get a big round of applause, they stood up for Asher,” says Asher’s stepfather David Truong. Asher’s uncle, a minister, led the service: “The bullies picked on my nephew because of the way he dressed, how he talked, and the fact he was small. He was a David among Goliaths.”