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The Legacy of Jorge Steven López Mercado

Of course funerals are morbid. But watching this one — the burial of slain Puerto Rican teen Jorge Steven López Mercado — where his mother Myriam gives a speech to supporters, reminds us that even this new generation of gay men and women, with the freedom and spectacle of Adam Lamberts, are not immune to the homophobia and the violence we’ve spent generations fighting. You’re in our prayers, Jorge. Rest well. (via)