Thought of the Day: Dawn Kennedy

“I guess some things never change…… I’m Sean’s sister, and honestly I’m kind of disgusted with some of the comments [made on Queerty]. Although I’m extremely used to this by now it is still somewhat shocking.

I wish everyone…. both sides…. would just sit back and think about the important part of the issue at this moment.

My brother is dead. Nothing is going to change that. BUT we can make sure that the man that did this… whether on purpose or accident… whether he yelled a homophobic slur or not ….. IT DOESNT MATTER RIGHT NOW!

I have my own opinion about what happened, and while I don’t feel the need to share every bit of that, I do know that Stephen Moller made ‘a mistake’. It inevitably took the life of my baby brother, and I see no reason why he shouldn’t serve out the remainder of his sentence…. which will end in July 2009 assuming he does not make parole. Let him stay in there and think about how his actions have affected a family AND a community. He will have the rest of his life to make right, but right now I feel it necessary for him to stay in and suffer the consequences of his actions.

I realize people will have their own opinions, Im just asking for everyone to stick to the subject at hand. Parole for Stephen Moller. Please write a letter, no matter what your side is, I think that we can all agree that this was a tragedy and he should serve his time. Its the least he can do.” — Dawn Kennedy, responding to comments made by Queerty readers about the death of her brother Sean, who was beaten and killed by Stephen Moller, who is up for parole after serving only eight months of a three-year sentence.