http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56c5ee8ae4b0b40245c945e6 So I knew this kid. And he was openly gay, and wouldn't hurt a fly. He was a joy to be around. Now he's dead for being who he was, but Alabama doesn't have a law defending sexual orientation so it's not a hate crime. How could you not call this a hate crime? Shot in the head and dumped in the woods so his killer wouldn't be outed. Well, he failed at that, lol. We've started writing the ACLU and anyone else we can think of to try and get this recognized for what it is. I'm trying to get the truth out there. I posted a few months back coming out as transgender, then issued a retraction. This is why. Same county I live in in 2016. I could literally die for being what I am. I'm forced to repress my true self until I can get to somewhere safer. Many of you enjoy freedom that I'll never know because of where I live and the fact that I can't easily afford to move on just disability benefits. I live in fear for my life, even though nobody knows. I just have to play along, and it's killing me. One does not have to look to the Third World to find amazing injustice or people that live their lives in fear of being murdered all the time. We have it right here in my hometown.