Hey guys,

I’m a little disappointed that Medium chose not to curate this story, especially given that LGBTQ activists in the Middle East are asking for help in raising awareness of Hamoudi’s death.

You know, one thing I didn’t even reflect on is that today is the day that Matthew Shepherd’s remains are being laid to rest at the National Cathedral. I don’t know that anyone in the Levant is specifically citing parallels between Hamoudi and Shepherd, but the two situations are certainly analogous.

Could you help out by sharing the above story on Medium and around social media? This effeminate boy’s death shouldn’t be meaningless. Something good needs to come from it.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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