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His Name Was Mark Carson

This weekend as the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, let us all remember that it was one year ago tonight that LGBT New Yorkers poured into the streets of the West Village to protest the senseless murder of Mark Carson, who was shot point-blank in the head after saying "yes" when asked if he was gay. At the vigil one year ago tonight, speaker after speaker exhorted the crowd: "Say his name!" Everybody: "Mark Carson, Mark Carson, MARK CARSON!" 

Mark Carson's killer was apprehended immediately and the first stage in his trial on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime is scheduled for June 3rd. I'll be following the trial closely.

VIDEO: YouTube user Michael Paul this weekend posted the below look back on the reaction to Mark Carson's murder.

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