College Footballer Kennedy McDowell + Double Murder In Oz + More News

Out college football player Kennedy McDowell

Some news items you might have missed:

Queerty: Get to know Kennedy McDowell, the only out gay player in NCAA Division 1 college football. In a new interview, he shares the wildest football game he’s ever played, his favorite drag queen, and his great relationship with his brother. Continue reading “College Footballer Kennedy McDowell + Double Murder In Oz + More News”

Leo Herrera: ‘Rage And Numbness’ On The Death Of Nex Benedict

Nex Benedict

The news of the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict, who identified as nonbinary, continues to leave a numb imprint on my heart and mind.

As I reported yesterday, Nex died one day after a physical altercation with three older girls in their high school restroom. The investigation is still ongoing.

This morning, I came across the candid candor of writer, speaker, and visual artist Leo Herrera. His language is like a clarion call as he expresses what I think many of us in the LGBTQ community are feeling. Continue reading “Leo Herrera: ‘Rage And Numbness’ On The Death Of Nex Benedict”

Nex Benedict, 16, Dies After Being Bullied/Beaten In School Bathroom

Nex Benedict (image via GoFundMe)

Sixteen-year-old Nex Benedict (they/them) died one day after a “physical altercation” in a high school bathroom where three older girls reportedly beat Nex’s head “across the floor.”

According to Nex’s mother, Sue Benedict, the nonbinary teenager was the target of bullying simply for being who they were. Continue reading “Nex Benedict, 16, Dies After Being Bullied/Beaten In School Bathroom”